Register to take part in a Neurosurgical Simulation Trial

A student completing a trial on the NeuroVR simulator.

Want to try your hand at neurosurgery? Our lab is conducting a study for the assessment of a cutting-edge, hyper-realistic virtual reality neurosurgical simulation platform with haptic feedback, called the NeuroVR simulator. 

Please read all information carefully before registering at the bottom of the page. 

Study information

Our lab is conducting a trial with the NeuroVR surgical simulator to assess its potential as a surgical training tool. Participants will be challenged to completely remove an intrinsic brain tumour on the virtual platform and will get the opportunity to test their bimanual skills with the simulated surgical instruments. Please plan to spend approximately 90 minutes for the study. 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Vanja Davidovic at vanja.davidovic@mail.mcgill.ca

Eligibility criteria 

1. You must be currently enrolled in a medical school in preparatory year (Med-P), year 1, or year 2.

2. You cannot have previously participated in trials using the NeuroVR surgical simulator at the Neurosurgical Simulation and Artificial Intelligence Learning Centre.

Getting to our lab 

300 Rue Léo Pariseau, Suite #2210 

Montreal, QC H2X 4B3 

Our lab is located inside Place du Parc, connected to Les Galeries du Parc. If inside Les Galeries, follow signs for “Tour à Bureaux”. 

If your time slot is on a… 

…weekday before 6:30pm: take the elevators to the 22nd floor and ring the doorbell of suite 2210 

…weekday after 6:30pm, weekend, or holiday: we will meet you in the lobby at the time of your reserved time slot 

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Nearby public transportation 

Bus lines: 24, 80, 129, 144, 480 

Orange line: 19-minute walk from Sherbrooke station 

Green line: 13-minute walk from Place-des-Arts station 

Parking 

There is underground parking for $16 (or $10 if entering after 5pm). The lot has multiple entrances, on Park Avenue and on Rue Jeanne-Mance. There may also be street parking available. Please arrive early to allow ample time to find parking. 

Accessibility

Please be aware that the simulator is equipped with foot pedals, which are necessary to perform the procedure. Participants will be required to stand for six 5-minute intervals and one 13-minute interval. Participants will also have to manipulate surgical tools for the entirety of these intervals.

Registration form