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UT Southwestern's One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught

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September 25, 1998
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University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
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UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas is making a revolutionary change in its surgery-education technical-skills curriculum with the introduction of a unique video-laparoscopic training program. In a scenario akin to pilot training on flight simulators, surgery residents and third- and fourth-year medical students are undergoing intense laparoscopic- and basic-surgery skills training on an inanimate model.

DALLAS – September 23, 1998 – Darren Pollock, a third-year surgery resident, frowns with concentration as he tries to keep his eyes on the video screen and off his hands while suturing a foam sponge; finally, all of those youthful hours spent clutching the Nintendo joystick are paying off.


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University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas. "UT Southwestern's One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 25 September 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980925023940.htm>.
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas. (1998, September 25). UT Southwestern's One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 18, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980925023940.htm
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas. "UT Southwestern's One-Of-A-Kind Video-Laparoscopic Lab May Change The Way Surgery Is Taught." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980925023940.htm (accessed April 18, 2014).

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