Conducting Elite Performance Training

Simulation in Surgical Training and Practice – Surgical Clinics of North America | August 2015
Authors include Elliott Silverman and Scott Tucker
Training to excellent in the conduct of surgical procedures has many similarities to the acquisition and mastery of technical skills in elite level music and sports.  By using coaching techniques and strategies gleaned from analysis of professional music ensembles and athletic training, surgical educators can set conditions that increase the success rate of training to elite performance.  This article describes techniques and strategies used in both music and athletic coaching, and it discusses how they can be applied and integrated into surgical simulation and education.