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Nikhil Thaker: The pivotal role of SBT in radiation oncology
Apr 30, 2024, 09:34

Nikhil Thaker: The pivotal role of SBT in radiation oncology

Nikhil Thaker shared a post on LinkedIn:

” Excited to share our latest publication in Elsevier’s Brachytherapy journal!

Role of Simulation-Based Training and Assessment to Improve Brachytherapy Competency Among Radiation Oncology Residents.

Our review dives into the pivotal role of simulation-based training (SBT) in radiation oncology, particularly brachytherapy—a critical yet underutilized cancer treatment. Despite its proven benefits, many residents enter the field feeling underprepared for these complex procedures.

Highlights:
Analysis of existing simulation approaches and their impact on improving resident confidence and skills.
The development of a structured simulation curriculum aligned with Kern’s six-step approach.
Future directions for integrating more advanced simulations, including AI-driven models, to enhance training effectiveness and precision.

A huge thank you to the exceptionally talented lead author Dr. Ria Mulherkar and our co-authors Chirag Shah, Mitchell Bulat, Mitchell Kamrava, and the unparalleled Sushil Beriwal for their invaluable contributions and insights.

We believe that robust simulation-based education can significantly bridge the gap in brachytherapy training, ensuring that new specialists are well-equipped to deliver high-quality, precise cancer care. AI/ML will play an increasing role in AR/VR during the training process.

Feel free to reach out if you’re interested in discussing the potential of simulation in medical education or looking to collaborate on future projects!”

Nikhil Thaker

Source: Nikhil Thaker/LinkedIn

Nikhil Thaker is the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Capital Health (US). He also leads medical education for medical students, interns, residents, and fellows in the Department of Radiation Oncology and the GME programs at Capital Health.