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The Surgical Education Laboratory was developed to provide medicalprofessionals an opportunity to practice surgical techniques in a non-clinical setting.  The goal of this facility is to improve the overall quality of patient care by lower personnel training costs and developing surgeon competency prior to performing a procedure on a patient.

General Surgery residents rotate to this facility on a regular basis where surgical and minimally invasive skills are taught.

The surgical education lab utilizes the latest technologies in surgery.  It is equipped with five state-of-the-art video towers for practice of endoscopic surgery.  In addition, the facility also has available various simulation training model for practice of minimally invasive surgery.   Residents will have the opportunity to become familiar with state-of-the-art technologies in a laboratory setting.

In addition, the center is equipped with cameras, fiber optics, and monitors that allow for the real-broadcasting of surgical procedures and geographically distributed conferencing.  The auditorium of the MISC is equipped with a large projection screen for viewing surgical procedures, as well as microphone and interface with capabilities to send questions to the performing surgeon.

The UIC MISC also has the capacity to link to remote sites throughout the world.  This allows for the transmission of live surgical procedures to medical centers and universities in other cities and even other countries.  It also allows for two-way communication between surgeon and audience as well as between distributed groups.


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