MIGS Simulation

Here at UConn we recognize simulation is a cornerstone to becoming an excellent Minimally Invasive Surgeon and we value time spent with simulation. In line with this motto, there is a detailed robotic simulation curriculum for the MIGS fellow. The robotic simulation program consists of dry lab robotic simulation, observed simulation models with direct attending feedback, and live real time surgical feedback. The laparoscopic simulation program offers dedicated hands on time with faculty guided simulation in the onsite Simulation lab. Simulated tasks include intracorporeal knot tying, laparoscopic suturing with vaginal cuff models, and colpotomy simulation. Protected time for faculty directed simulation is built in to the fellow’s curriculum and strongly emphasized and the simulation lab is open to the fellow for additional practice outside of protected time. The third year resident on the MIGS rotation also works with the fellow in the simulation lab providing the fellow with an opportunity to learn to be a surgical educator.