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Opportunities of Using Simulators in Medical Education

Issue № 3 | 2019 (37)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31556/2219-0678.2019.37.3.046-052 meta


Application of simulation techniques in modern educational process associated with the use of virtual simulators in medical education is topical issue in article examined. Literary review of using simulations in medical education was purpose of this article.

Material and methods. Keywords used in search simulation technologies, simulators, medical education (in Russian and English), using Google Scholar search system, search range from 2009 to 2019. More than 19 000 articles is founded, using sorting by date and exact matches, and we narrowed down the search result to 98 articles that we analyzed, selected 32 of them, taking into account the purpose of the article.

Results. It has identified the main advantages of using simulators, which allow the medical student to present the object of study and perform practical actions with it. Simulators independently set the initial parameters of the conducted research and register the corresponding changes in the experimental results, analyze, identify patterns and draw conclusions, if necessary, repeatedly repeating attempts. It also shows the difficulties associated with significant initial costs for teacher’s training, and the lack of current educational modeling programs.

Conclusion. The use of computer simulation technology in the educational process increases the objectivity and quality of the verification and assessment of knowledge, skills and possessions of practical skills of students, and in clinical practice can improve the skill level of practitioners.


simulation’s technology, simulators, medical education.

For citations

Kamyshnikova L.A., Efremova O.A., Ivakhno E.N., Dubrova V.A. Opportunities of using simulators in medical education. Medical Technologies. Assessment and Choice. 2019;(3):46–52. DOI: 10.31556/2219-0678.2019.37.3.046-052