Table 1

Overview of included studies per subject

SubjectNumber of studies included
Simulator validation27
 Flexible sigmoidoscopy2
 Basic flexible endoscopy in general3
 Dexterity exercises1
Simulator-based training and learning curves23
 Flexible sigmoidoscopy3
 Training upper GI bleeds1
Simulator competence assessment studies4
 Flexible sigmoidoscopy1
 EGD and flexible sigmoidoscopy1
Learning curves and threshold numbers24
 EGD and colonoscopy2
 Flexible sigmoidoscopy1
Assessment tools9
 Flexible sigmoidoscopy1
 Colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy1
 EGD and colonoscopy1
Training models7
 Flexible sigmoidoscopy1
  • EGD, esophagogastroduodenoscopy; ERCP, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; ENS, endosonography.