Use of three dimensional printed models in the training of medical students in pediatric surgery: First impressions Çocuk cerrahisi öǧrenci eǧitiminde üç boyutlu modellerin kullanilmasi: Süreç ve ilk izlenimler
Yolcu, Musa Batuhan
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2017 © Logos Medical Publishing. All Rights Reserved.Aim: The aim of this study is to present the process of the manufacturing three-dimensional (3d) printed educational models and our experiences related to using these models in the training of pediatric surgery students. Material and Methods: Models of five main congenital disease groups related to pediatric surgery (esophageal atresia, anorectal malformations, vesicoureteral reflux, choledochal cysts, jejunoileal atresias) were designed using a 3-dimensional computerized program. The models printed using 3D printers were passed through post-production processes. These models were used for training purposes in students' theoretical and practical curriculum during internship of the fifth grade medical students' in 3 groups in 2018. Feedbacks were obtained with the post-internship surveys throughout one semester. Results: Design and printing processes of all planned models were achieved. The survey feedbacks showed that the students who were in the groups which these models were used in theoretical and practical lessons reported their satisfaction with these models. There was no negative feedback. Conclusion: Within the frame of this study models of the diseases specific to pediatric surgery were produced using 3D printers. With use of 3D not only printed materials but also augmented reality and enriched education are becoming possible options. The survey results indicated that these models have positive effects on the "students' education" in pediatric surgery.
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