Scientists from the MUG’s Department of Urology: Mikołaj Frankiewicz, Ph.D. and Head of the Unit Prof. Marcin Matuszewski are the authors of the article entitled VR, reconstructive urology and the future of surgery education. A paper published in Nature Reviews Urology (IF=16.430) discusses the possibility of using modern medical simulation technologies such as VR (Virtual Reality) to improve the quality of surgical training.
from the left: Mikołaj Frankiewicz, Ph.D., Prof. Marcin Matuszewski
In the light of the significant limitation of access to the operating room, and thus the training of operators in the recent years of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is necessary to look for solutions to maintain the continuity of surgical training in times of crisis. The publication was created in cooperation with the expert group on reconstructive and traumatic urology of the European Association of Urology (EAU), of which Mikołaj Frankiewicz, Ph.D. is a member.
The specialist is also involved in the creation of the Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques Simulation Laboratory, which is being created as part of the cooperation between the MUG and the Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education. The aim of the project, whose manager at the MUG is Prof. Sławomir Żegleń from the Division of Pulmonology, is to improve the quality and safety of the specialization training process for doctors using endoscopic simulation techniques. More information about the project is available on the CPME website.
photo: Paweł Sudara/MUG, Sylwia Mierzewska/UCC