Washington University surgical skills lab accredited and commended once again by the American College of Surgeons for top-tier education and programming.
Stories featuring surgical education and simulation from the Washington University Institute for Surgical Education (WISE).
Asking the Big Questions
ACS-AEI fellow Tiffany Brocke, MD, seeks to advance surgical education for the next generation of trainees.
Awad Named Clinical Teacher of the Year 2022
Graduating medical students recognize Michael Awad, MD, PhD, for his commitment to education.
Residents Provide International Surgical Care
General surgery residents volunteered with Surgical Outreach for the Americas to help patients in El Salvador.
Frye Wins Top Gun at SAGES 2022
General surgery resident Corbin Frye, MD, won the SAGES Top Gun competition for the second year in a row. Frye and his fellow residents hone laparoscopic skills at the Washington University Institute for Surgical Education.
Introduction to Robotic Surgery Training at WISE
General surgery residents at the Washington University Institute for Surgical Education get hands-on experience with the latest innovations in surgical technology during an introduction to robotic surgery training course.
Virtual Reality Laparoscopic Skills Training at WISE
Washington University surgery faculty and trainees are evaluating a new virtual reality laparoscopic skills simulator at the WISE Center.
FLS and OSATS Training at WISE
Surgery residents come to the WISE Center for laparoscopic and suturing skills lab training this summer.
Youth Outreach at WISE
General Surgery residents gave a tour of the WISE Center and explained various elements of surgery during the BJC School Outreach and Youth Development’s 2021 Adventures in Healthcare Camp.
Surgical Education from Start to Finish
Britta Han, MD, MSEd, brings her passion for education to the WISE Center as an ACS-AEI Education Fellow.
Leading in Surgical Simulation and Education: Eileen Smith, MD
Inaugural Simulation and Education Fellow Eileen Smith, MD, presents research at Surgical Simulation Summit.
WISE Provides Inguinal Hernia Repair Training
The use of a compact, convenient real-tissue simulator allows residents at all levels to practice inguinal hernia repair skills at the WISE Center.
Michael Awad, MD, PhD, FACS, Inducted to American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators
Awad recounts the growth of his career as a surgical educator, from beginning as a teaching assistant in college to becoming Director of the Washington University Institute for Surgical Education.
WISE Without Walls
Remote and in-person training opportunities at the WISE Center create innovations in the world of surgical education.
Single Port Robotic Training Comes to WISE
Training with an Intuitive Single Port Surgical System at the WISE Center allows practicing physicians to hone their skills on one of the newest innovations in robotic surgery.
The WISE Center reopens for surgical skills labs July 27. Learn more about WISE’s offerings and the measures being taken to provide trainees the best in robotic, laparoscopic and open surgery skills training.
Bringing WISE Home: Adapting Laparoscopic Technical Skills Training to the COVID-19 Era
The WISE Center now offers residents virtual training opportunities for laparoscopic and open surgery skills.
Nurses Receive Robotics Training at WISE Lab
Operating room nursing staff recently attended a WISE Robotic Skills Lab to work with brand-new robots and simulators.
History of WISE
The WISE Center offers a variety of surgical skills training through simulators, labs and courses.