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  • Simulation-based learning growing in medical education
  • Provides opportunities for authentic learning and repetition
  • Cost of such learning likely to prove a barrier for some training providers

SIMULATION-BASED learning is playing an increasingly large role in medical education, with great benefit to both patients and doctors, according to experts in the field.

Broadly, simulation training is the creation of a learning environment that replicates all or part of the clinical workspace; however, the techniques and equipment used can vary markedly from case to case.