The big question that many doctors and hospitals continually ask themselves, “will this time I spend on a simulator actually end up having an impact on my patients?”, plays a big part in how training is structured. In terms of validation, correlating time spent on a simulator to improving patient outcomes is referred to as…

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On November 13, 2015, a panel of experts in robotic surgery met at the Académie Nationale de Chirurgie (ANC) in Paris to discuss training in robotic surgery. The meeting was moderated by Professor Michel Huguier and the speakers included: Professor Rolland Parc, Conseil de l’Ordre des Médecins Professor Jacques Marescaux of IRCAD (the institute for…

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By: Jamie Loveland Originally published in UPMC’s First Friday Almost a decade ago, surgeons at UPMC began looking for better ways outside of minimally invasive surgery to achieve the same results as a traditional open approach for patients. They discovered they could use robotic surgery to perform complex procedures, resulting in very good patient outcomes.…

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The following article written by Sarah Sherwood was published on OBGYN.Net da Vinci training is taking on new meaning. For those who prefer using the robot over traditional laparoscopic surgery, the news over the past year has been less than positive. Unreported adverse effects, the cost of the robot, and doubts about surgical skill have…

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The following guest blog post was written by Camran Nezhat, M.D. of Stanford University Medical Center. We are honored to have Dr. Nezhat speak at our upcoming product launch party during the AAGL conference in Las Vegas on November 6, 2012. If you’d like to attend this very special event, please RSVP here. By Camran…

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Novel Technology Released at American College of Surgeons (ACS) Conference A first of its kind program for surgeons has been developed by Mimic Technologies that will help identify which training programs are working for robotic surgery. The new technology, called MShare, provides a forum for surgeons and hospital administrators, worldwide, to communicate and share curricula…

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Mimic’s dV-Trainer was on hand at the 2012 NMA Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly in New Orleans, Louisiana for the Top Gun Straight Stick and Robotic (Simulation Training) Boot Camp. This internationally renowned program, was hosted by  the National Medical Association,  and is under the direction of Dr. James “Butch” Rosser and Dr. Terrence Fullum. The…

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Mimic’s dV-Trainer was on display at the 2012 Robotics & Innovation Competition earlier this month. The event was designed to showcase innovations from University/college and high school students from across Canada.  Students were given the opportunity to demonstrate their robots as judges decide which ones have the best practice applications. The event provided students with…

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MultiCare Health Systems, with robotics led by Dr. John Lenihan have integrated simulation training into the credentialing, privileging, and skills maintenance process. Read on to learn more about how they are using Mimic’s dV-Trainer. MultiCare Health Systems, Tacoma, WA MultiCare Health Systems is a pioneer in Western Washington when it comes to robotic surgery. Led…

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