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The Department of Surgery is equipped with modern simulation centers to aid all levels of trainees in surgery technique. These advanced facilities provide a location for the cardiothoracic surgery field to introduce new surgical techniques and instrumentation as well as new methods of surgical skills to practicing physicians and trainees, thereby improving patient safety through focused and structured preparation and practice for the operating room.
Surgical Skills Center
Center for Surgical Training
A curriculum commensurate with a trainee’s level begins with simple suturing and ends with advance laparoscopic procedures, including intestinal anastomosis during the chief resident year. In addition to monthly sessions for general surgery residents, the center also provides support for third- and fourth-year medical student surgical clerkships, continued medical education programs offering advanced surgical techniques in all surgical disciplines, and national surgical initiatives including Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM). The Center for Surgical Training is a vital component of the Department of Surgery’s education program that is continually advancing to meet the needs of modern surgical training.