Resident in Mbingo, Cameroon using the box trainer

Building the Appendectomy Simulation[edit | edit source]

Learners will first construct the simulation of acute appendicitis out of local materials for performance of the task.

PDF of appendectomy build instructions

Appendectomy Simulation

How this looks like on the platform[edit | edit source]

Going through the simulation construction components of our platform

Paradigm Video[edit | edit source]

Learners will view the simulated surgery performed by an expert surgeon in the box trainer. This curated and annotated video demonstrates the paradigm.


Tips and Tricks Video[edit | edit source]

Learners will also watch a video highlighting tips and tricks to performing a laparoscopic appendectomy.


Learners will have our rubric (also known as "Verification of Proficiency") available to them. The Verification of Proficiency serves as a checklist of important elements for competent performance of the procedure as well as the checklist that will be used in the assessment process. You will learn about this in a future appropedia page.

Learners can watch the videos and practice as much as they desire.

How it looks like on our platform[edit | edit source]

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