I had the pleasure of doing surgical training for surgeons from around the country on Friday, November 14th and Saturday, November 15th at the Methodist Institute of Technology, Innovation, and Education in Houston, Texas. This is perhaps the nation's premiere facility for surgical education. Over the course of two days, almost fifty surgeons were trained by me and eight of my colleagues from around the country who served as faculty. We talked basic concepts and our own special techniques in hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow surgery. We emphasized the surgical approaches and strategies to common clinical problems. Fifty percent of the time was spent in the dissection laboratories and fifty percent of the time doing case discussion interactive learning. The course was sponsored by Stryker Corporation and it was tremendously well received.
Surgical education is a very important part of improving quality and maintaining excellence in our field of hand and upper extremity surgery. I'm very happy to play an active role in this regard, and I also applaud commercial partners such as the Stryker Corporation for helping sponsor these events and provide the opportunities for surgeons, both those in training and those in mature practices to hone their skills and interact with a panel of experts.
THE VIEW FROM METHODIST INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION, AND EDUCATION
FIFTY PERCENT OF THE TIME WAS SPENT IN THE DISSECTION LABORATORIES