Inaugural Meeting of the North Carolina Surgery Simulation Collaborative

January 11, 2013 -- The January 5th meeting in Chapel Hill was attended by representatives from the six surgical programs in NC: Brody School of Medicine, Carolinas Healthcare System, Duke University, New Hanover Medical Center, University of North Carolina, and Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Inaugural Meeting of the North Carolina Surgery Simulation Collaborative
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North Carolina Simulation Collaborative

Discussions centered on

  • developing a statewide Boot Camp for surgical interns
  • expanding statewide multi-institutional research on surgical simulation and patient safety
  • continuing statewide Mock Orals for chief residents

Drs. Pamela Rowland (UNC) and Ranjan Sudan (Duke) were elected to three-year terms as Co-Chairs of the committee. Dr. Richard Feins (UNC) will lead the Boot Camp Committee.