Focused surgical skills training for senior medical students and interns

Mary E. Klingensmith, L. Michael Brunt

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Surgical skills laboratories have become an increasingly important component of technical skills training for learners entering surgical fields. This article describes the experiences with intensive skill preparation courses for senior medical students and interns. The advantages, limitations, and challenges of learning in the skills laboratory are described, and practical information is provided regarding the resources needed to carry out training for junior learners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-518
Number of pages14
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2010


  • Graduate medical education
  • Simulation
  • Surgical education
  • Surgical residency training
  • Undergraduate medical education


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