Background: It is no doubt that a training of endoscopic surgery for surgeons has been very important to reduce fatal accidents due to inexperienced technique. Patients and methods: Thirty medical students were randomly divided into two groups (SIM group: n = 20, CTR group: n = 10). The students in SIM group received a training using a simulator (MIST) for 2 h/day × 2 days, CTR group received an education by only video film for 30 min. All students were evaluated with the same task (one stitch and two ties with a box trainer) before/after training. Results: Although there was no significant difference in total time of the evaluation task before the training between two groups, there was significant improvement after the training in SIM compared with CTR. The simulator training reduced the errors during the task. Conclusion: Our results show that the simulator for the training of endoscopic surgery is useful to improve the basic skill of the bilateral devices, and to perform endoscopic surgery safely.
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