Surgical skills are a priority to the general surgery residency program for the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV. Although the surgical skills lab is a relatively new concept, we have been successfully applying it to our residency program for years now.
The surgical skills lab at CSCLV has been outfitted with state-of-the-art equipment. Surgical skills training has been developed to aid in the shortening of the work week of the typical surgical resident; with this shortening training could no longer be random opportunities for practice. With that in mind, the surgical skills lab has a full array of surgical instrumentation from typical open instruments to laparoscopic instrumentation devices.