The application of simulation-based medical education in low- and middle-income countries; the Myanmar experience

Mar Oo Yin Mar Oo, R. M. Nataraja

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Simulation-based medical education (SBME) has become a routine part of practice in many disciplines including paediatric surgery. There is an evolving evidence base of its benefits both for surgical education, training and also patient education in high-income countries (HICs) but not in the low- and middle-income country (LMIC) setting. The advantages are hypothesised to be the same in both of these settings, although our experience is that they may be increased. In this article we describe the various modalities of SBME that maybe utilised in a LMIC in South East Asia. The various tips for the establishment of a successful simulation-based paediatric surgical programme and the potential pitfall that should be avoided are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number150910
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Pediatric Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020


  • Global health
  • Global surgery
  • Low- and Middle Income countries
  • Paediatric surgery
  • Simulation-based medical education
  • Surgical education
  • Surgical simulation
  • Surgical training

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