Table 1

Baseline characteristics of gynaecology trainees randomised to virtual reality simulator training in laparoscopic salpingectomy or to standard clinical education (controls). Values are numbers of trainees unless stated otherwise

CharacteristicsSimulator trained group (n=13)Control group (n=11)
Men11
Women1210
Mean (range) age (years)33.3 (30-42)32.4 (26-38)
Experience of simple laparoscopy65
No experience of simple laparoscopy76