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Partnering to deliver national training programmes


The professional education team at Olympus UK were searching for a partner and platform that would allow them to engage surgeons more deeply in their learning pathway. The team wanted a platform that could be used to deliver national training programmes for first year trainees as well as advanced laparoscopic skills courses to senior surgeons. 

Kelly Stacey, head of professional education for Olympus remarked, 

“We utilise the platform to provide pre-learning, followed by hands on skills training. The fact that the simulators produce natural haptics and allow training with real instruments is what sold our faculty on them.”

It was important for Olympus to gain trainee feedback on the programmes and the simulators being used to deliver them. Following each cohort of trainees, the Professional education team collate feedback and present it on the final day of the programme. 

“The trainees are loving using the platform. They love the natural haptics generated by LapAR and the data insights from Totum are unlike anything they have ever had before.”

Olympus continues to utilise the LapAR and Totum to deliver their national training programmes across the UK, in partnership with the BSGE and supported by Inovus Medical. Hear more about this partnership here:

Read more about LapAR and Totum and how they could guide the way to surgical success for your professional education programme. Click on the links below for more information.