Reflection on the Application of VR Technology in the Teaching of Gynecological Surgery for Regular Trainees

Journal: Journal of Higher Education Research DOI: 10.32629/jher.v4i2.1187

Kun Cheng

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shanghai Changzheng Hospital, Shanghai, China


Virtual reality technology, or VR technology, has been rapidly popularized and developed in various fields since 2016 due to its powerful immersion, interactivity, and conceptualization. Even modern medicine combined with VR for disease diagnosis and treatment is no longer a fantasy, and the launch of virtual classrooms has opened a new door for medical education. For the clinical surgery teaching of gynecology and obstetrics, the teaching expectation is very high. Clinical surgery teaching hopes to achieve the best teaching results in the shortest time, and rapid growth requires a lot of training and accumulation. In actual clinical teaching work, there is a gap between reality and ideals. Regular trainees do not have many practical opportunities. But VR technology is likely to solve this problem, and can even be extended to the surgical teaching for interns in obstetrics and gynecology rotation, general practitioners, etc. In addition, the application of robot-assisted surgery technology in obstetrical and gynecological surgeries is becoming more and more mature, which brings new possibilities for VR technology-assisted clinical surgery teaching. 


virtual reality technology, teaching obstetrics and gynaecology surgery, robot assisted surgical technology


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