Future Directions

  • John Rombeau
  • Amy Goldberg
  • Catherine Loveland-Jones


Multiple forces are catalyzing change in the traditional model of surgical mentoring. Surgical mentoring will increasingly occur during simulation sessions. Telementoring will be used for surgical mentoring over long distances. Personal computers will provide a 24-7 virtual surgical university. Mentees will have multiple mentors, each with a specific role. Assessment of technical skill will become more objective, allowing for competency-based training.


Operating Room Virtual Reality Technical Skill Surgical Training Deliberate Practice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Rombeau
    • 1
  • Amy Goldberg
    • 1
  • Catherine Loveland-Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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