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Residency Support Council Hosts Family Simulation Day

For a few tense moments, onlookers in the Skills Acquisition and Innovation Laboratory (SAIL) watched the monitors as a routine appendectomy took a turn for the worse. The patient, a lifelike manikin, was having an anaphylactic reaction to a medication. Within minutes, anesthesiology residents Hannah Xu and Grace Shih, assisted by Melvin La and Maria Walline, had the situation under control. 

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Radiology Residents Attend Hands-On Workshop
Residents practice surgical procedures in SAIL.

For residents at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, the Skills Acquisition & Innovation Laboratory (SAIL) offers state-of-the-art educational experiences.

On November 16, the Division of Interventional Radiology (IR) held a hands-on workshop for its residents to perform IR surgical procedures using the high-fidelity Mentice simulator. Guided by faculty, residents mastered IR procedures for accuracy, and chose the appropriate catheters and guide wires for each...

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Department of Internal Medicine Offers Ultrasound Workshops

Workshops focused on point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in internal medicine were held in the Skills Acquisition & Innovation Lab (SAIL) on November 6-10.

The five-day curriculum covered pulmonary, valvular abnormalities, pericardial effusion, image interpretation and image acquisition using live models. Internal Medicine faculty Dr. Gregory Mints, assistant professor of medicine, and...

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Plastic Surgery Residents Focus on Cranio-Maxillofacial Procedures

Ten surgery residents attended a workshop focused on cranio-maxillofacial procedures in the Skills Acquisition and Innovation Lab (SAIL) on November 6. 

The residents practised using power drills to plate and screw all aspects of a synthetic skull. The workshop was run by the Department of Surgery's division of plastic surgery with support from orthopedic companies who provided the synthetic device. 


Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Presents Big Apple Bootcamp

More than two dozen participants from across the East Coast gathered for three days of learning at the Big Apple Bootcamp, held September 7-9 in the Skills Acquisition & Innovation Lab (SAIL). Presented by the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine, the program was designed to give participants the knowledge and technical skills needed to be successful vascular fellows or residents. 

Sessions included open simulation using both...

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