KU School of Medicine-Wichita
Via Christi-St. Francis
929 N. St. Francis, Room #3082
Wichita, KS 67214
Dawn Fountain, C-TAGME
The surgical skills lab is located on the third floor at Via Christi-St. Francis. Since inception, ongoing progress has been made to refine lab sessions. The PGY-1s have scheduled sessions twice each month. The manner of these labs follows the ACS Surgery Skills Curriculum Phase 1 for those sessions applicable to the residents' needs. Additional sessions pertinent to resident development have been added. Though the PGY-1s utilize the lab the majority of the time, specialized labs for upper-level residents are also scheduled.
The Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) trainer is utilized for the PGY-4s and PGY-5s to help prepare them for the FLS testing. Residents are also prepared to take the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery exam (FES) through skills sessions and utilization of the Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery Curriculum.
The laparoscopic simulator has been utilized in teaching residents laparoscopic skills. Tasks are assigned and progress updates are given to the program director. Residents also complete robotic simulator training modules to help prepare for Robotic cases.
The following is a list of some of our skills sessions:
Upper Level Sessions: