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Surgical Simulation


Prior to working with actual patients, trainees practice general and minimally invasive surgical procedures and skills training at the state-of-the-art the Northwestern Center for Advanced Surgical Education (NCASE), using the same instrumentation and equipment available in the operating room.

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Northwestern Simulation is a designated American College of Surgeons Comprehensive Education Institute. Curricula developed at Northwestern Simulation for both adult and pediatric surgery have been disseminated throughout Chicago and the United States. 


We support surgical education researchers in ongoing studies to evaluate the effectiveness of our surgical training protocols. The more research we have, the better we can adapt our training to improve patient outcomes.

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