Established in 2014, the Orthopaedic Surgical Skills Laboratory affords residents the opportunity to practice basic and advanced surgical motor skills in a simulated environment. The laboratory was funded by grants from the Diveley Resident Education Fund at St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation and Children’s Mercy Hospital.
The lab is equipped with a full range of skills simulators, specific to orthopaedic surgery. During the PGY-1 year, residents complete 17 basic surgical skills modules, as suggested by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. These modules have been integrated into the department’s core curriculum, and residents have protected time to complete them.
The laboratory is open to all residents 24 hours a day/7 days per week with key-card access.