SIMULATE is the first international multi-centre randomised controlled trial (RCT) investigating the effect of simulation-based training on operating room performance. It is being co-ordinated from MRC Centre for Transplantation, Guy’s Hospital, King’s College London and is funded by The Urology Foundation (TUF). This trial aims to investigate the effect of simulation training on operative performance, through the example of ureterorenoscopy (URS). The proposed study will provide supplementary training to one group of trainees (simulation-based training (SBT) group) against the arm of trainees who will only receive standard operating room training (non-simulation-based training (NSBT) group), as is current practice.

RCT details: ISRCTN12260261 DOI 10.1186/ISRCTN12260261

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