Enhancing Health Care Skills

Because of its advanced facilities and equipment, the Surgical Learning Center can train today's medical teams with tomorrow's technology. The Center offers a full curriculum of training and professional development courses so medical professionals can maintain high levels of competency.

The Center features the latest technology to teach and test knowledge. Surgeons, residents or entire OR teams can use hands-on tools and patient simulators to rehearse and refine technical skills in a secure, yet realistic environment before using them in a live operating room.

When new medical devices are invented, the Center allows surgeons to master the necessary surgical techniques before using them on a patient.

Beaumont has designed and hosted educational workshops for the Southeast Michigan Continuing Medical Education (SEMCME) consortium of general surgery residents in the region. Participants have honed surgical skills in areas such as:

  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Knot tying techniques
  • Suturing

Other programs include leading-edge training for practicing surgeons and residents in:  

Beaumont is one of a small number of centers across the country to offer important training in Advanced Trauma Operative Management or ATOM.  This course for senior surgical residents provides intensive, hands-on training in advanced lifesaving surgical skills.

Training in trauma resuscitation uses TeamSTEPPSTM, a packaged education tool developed by the U.S. Department of Defense and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.