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  • Otolaryngology Surgical Simulation Lab
  • Otolaryngology Surgical Simulation Lab
  • Otolaryngology Surgical Simulation Lab

Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine - Otolaryngology Surgical Simulation Lab

FSA is responsible for the renovation of a 1,600 square foot Multi-Disciplinary Surgical Simulation laboratory housed on the tenth floor of the McMillan Hospital building on the Washington University School of Medicine campus.

This facility provides a state-of-the-art simulation platform for training and education in surgery of the eyes, ears, nose, throat, and central nervous system. The lab features the latest equipment and audiovisual resources to enhance the surgical training of medical students, residents, fellows and trained practitioners in the interrelated fields.

Fourteen independent work stations are ventilated and drained to control environmental impacts. Surgical microscopes, endoscopes, drills and suction/irrigation are used with a variety of instruments to interface with cadaveric and/or fabricated models to allow students the opportunity to learn and practice relevant anatomy and procedures in a risk-free environment.

High definition cameras provide still image and video recordings for both real-time and archival review. A touch screen router provides audiovisual integration of the various stations, maximizing exposure of the participants to varied experiences and conditions.