The Surgical Skills Lab is a 300-square-foot area for inanimate and virtual reality training. VR simulators currently in use include a GI-Bronch Mentor and Lap Mentor II, both from Simbionix. Inanimate models for training in open general, laparoscopic, GI, and vascular surgery are available, as well as 2 FLS training stations. The lab also houses a Sonosite ultrasound and Trauma Man and Central Line Man mannequins for procedural training. To aid in presentations, a dedicated video editing workstation with Adobe CS 5 is also available.
The lab is conveniently located near the ORs and the resident lounge. Residents have 24-hour card access to the lab. Plans are in place for expansion of the lab space.
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