Our training program has a nationally recognized surgical skills curriculum and simulation lab, providing an alternative to training on patients.

This comprehensive surgical skills curriculum uses a combination of one-on-one surgical training with practice and testing on anesthetized pigs. 

We call this the Center for Videoendoscopic Surgery Training Lab. As a national model, it provides a highly collaborative education and training environment in the area of minimally invasive surgery, as well as training residents, fellows, and practicing surgeons from around the world.

This curriculum is moving into the next phase of development to provide exposure to uncommon clinical scenarios, such as the management of hemorrhage, shoulder dystocia, and uterine inversion in obstetrics, and to assess competency in these and other areas.