Mimic Medical Education and Development (MimicMED™), a subsidiary of Mimic Technologies, is committed to providing simulation-based training and improving the technical competence of robotic surgeons.
Our goal is to assist residents, fellows, and surgeons to move up the da Vinci® learning curve as quickly as possible by providing courses focusing on core robotic skills.
- Individual Simulation Instruction
- Group Simulation Instruction
- Curriculum Development Assistance
- Research Support & Collaboration
Upcoming MimicMED™ Full Day Simulation Courses:
- January 14, 2013
- February 4, 2013
- March 11, 2013
- April 8, 2013
- May 13, 2013
Each course is limited to 10 participants
To learn more and register for courses:
The future of robotic surgery simulation training was a key talking point at this year’s American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists’ 41st Annual Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Las Vegas. The event kicked off with state-of-the-art post graduate courses in robotic surgery featuring Mimic’s dV-Trainer™, the first simulator to recreate the look and feel of the da Vinci® Surgery System.
Later attendees joined Mimic Technologies at the Innovation in Simulation launch party to witness the unveiling of the MSim 2.0, the Robotic Simulation Platform of the Future with new suturing and knot tying exercises.
In addition, a new study offering insight on how best to train future surgeons was presented at the AAGL conference. The study came from researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) — a world leader in minimally invasive and robotic surgery , where they placed high school and college students who regularly play video games head to head with resident physicians in robotic surgery simulations. Mimic’s dV-Trainer was used for the study.
According to the study, the superior hand-eye coordination and hand skills gained from hours of repetitive joystick maneuvers mimic the abilities needed to perform today’s most technologically-advanced robotic surgeries.
This is the main finding of a study by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston who sought to look at ways young people might optimally prepare themselves to be the surgeons of the future.
More details of the research are featured in an article titled “Using Skills Gleaned from Video Games, High School and College Students Outmatch Medical Residents in Surgical Simulations” by Science News Daily.
According to the article, Dr. Sami Kilic, Director of Texas Robotic Gynecology for UTMB notes these observations point to a need for surgical training to adapt to future generations of doctors who will arrive at medical school with an affinity for emerging surgical techniques. “Most physicians in practice today never learned robotic surgery in medical school,” said Kilic. “However, as we see students with enhanced visual-spatial experience and hand-eye coordination that are a result of the technologically-savvy world they are immersed in, we should rethink how best to teach this generation, ” says Kilic in the article.
Don’t miss these state-of-the-art Post Graduate Courses during the 41st Global Congress on Minimally Invasive Gynecology in Las Vegas on November 5th & 6th. Mimic’s dV-Trainer™, the first simulator to recreate the look and feel of the da Vinci Surgery System, will be on hand during PG106 and PG204. More information on courses can be found at http://www.aagl.org/#annual_meeting
An impressive turn out of Urology residents participated in The South East Sectional of the American Urological Association Residents Course to tune their surgical skills. The annual course is conducted by Dr. Vip Patel’s Global Robotic Institute as well as other Urologists who specialize in robotic surgery from the Southeast Section.
The two day event contained lectures, video case review, an animal-based robotic laboratory experience and robotic surgery simulation using Mimic’s dV-Trainer, the surgical simulator designed to recreate the look and feel of the da Vinci Surgery System.
“It was great to see so many dV-Trainers (10) engaged at one time,” said Todd Larson, Director of Mimic Medical Education & Development at Florida Hospital Nicholson Center when describing the course. “We had over forty surgeons on our dV-Trainers, and they seemed to really enjoy the simulation sessions. In Fact, there were some surgeons from Brazil who spent four hours on the dV-Trainers!”
This special course is designed for the Urology Residency Programs in the Southeast Section.
In this video, Dr. Thomas Lendvay performs suturing using the Mantis Duo from Mimic Technologies to control the Raven-II surgical robot.
System was implemented by H. Hawkeye King. Suturing, video and demonstration assited by Lee White and Sina Nia Kosari. Principal investigator: Prof. Blake Hannaford
Introducing the Robotic Simulation Platform of the Future
November 6th, 2012 will be a very exciting day for Mimic. Not only is Tuesday the 6th the start of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) conference, this is also the day that Mimic will launch a brand new simulation platform. Better yet, we will give a preview of a variety of new Mimic products that are coming early next year.
To celebrate the launch, Mimic will be hosting a party where we will unveil this new technology. This will be Mimic’s biggest event ever and we would love for you to join us!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PST)
Room Roman I & II
3570 Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Join us at the Mimic Innovation in Simulation Launch Party in Las Vegas during the AAGL Annual meeting on November, 6th, 8-11pm (directly following the exhibit hall opening reception) to celebrate the unveiling of the Robotic Simulation Platform of the Future and also to see a preview of a variety of new Mimic Products! This exciting evening will include a short video presentation followed by appetizers, drinks, & music.
RSVP at http://mimic.eventbrite.com
In addition to the party, we hope you will visit us on the tradeshow floor and at booth #207. This will allow you to try our latest technology first hand. Also, we are excited to unveil our brand new booth that I hope will impress.
If you can’t make AAGL, be sure to check out our revamped website that will go live on November 6th (www.mimicsimulation.com) and will include new images and movies of our new platform.
Hope to see you in Las Vegas!