Simulation in residency training is
becoming more popular but there is limited evidence showing that it can improve
a resident’s fund of knowledge, particularly in anesthesiology. We looked at
whether a bronchoscopy simulation could improve performance on a thoracic
anesthesia knowledge test administered both before and after using the
simulator. Fourteen first-year anesthesiology residents completed the study
with an average improvement on the test of 28% (p < 0.05). We conclude that bronchoscopy
simulation is an effective method of educating anesthesiology residents.