Department of Surgery
KU School of Medicine-Wichita
929 N. St. Francis, Room #3082
Wichita, KS 67214
General Surgery Residency Coordinator
The Surgical Skills Lab is on the third floor at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis. Since inception, ongoing progress has been made to refine lab sessions. Most skills sessions are on Thursday afternoons. The manner of these labs follows the ACS Surgery Skills Curriculum for those sessions applicable to resident needs and development. Though the PG-1 and PG-2 residents utilize the lab sessions the majority of the time, specially tailored labs for upper level residents are also scheduled. Prior to each lab, specific goals and objectives are sent to the residents involved in the session. At the completion of the lab, an evaluation and assessment are completed by the residents and the instructors as well as debriefing by the instructors. This process allows ongoing improvement and refinement as needed for future endeavors and keeps the program accountable with the Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons as an Accredited Education Institute (focused level).
The Skills Lab also plays an integral part in the MS-4 boot camp which is conducted for medical students planning to pursue a surgery or surgically related residency. Skills in the lab are enhanced with the scheduled ACS Ultrasound Course, ABLS and ATLS.
The following is a list of some of our skills sessions:
Upper Level Sessions: