Shreveport, LA (KMSS) — A new, 2,700 square foot facility at LSU Health Shreveport will enhance the training power of the institution for surgery residents and provide a place for practicing surgeons to get hands-on instruction for new techniques and re-credentialing. The new Surgical Skills Lab represents the surgical training trend of the future. It will allow surgeons to learn in a safe, non-stressful setting that has all the instruments and aspects of a real surgery—except the live patient.
The benefits of the new center will be seen not only in the confidence and competence of the residents, but also in the reputation as a regional training center. The lab will enhance the ability to recruit new faculty and residents.
Only a select number of surgical training sites are available for established physicians. Medical device and instrument manufacturers will be able to contract with the medical school to hold courses on new equipment or procedures. Accrediting agencies will also be able to use the center for professional development and re-credentialing of practicing surgeons.
An educational grant from Stryker helped equip the lab.