Partnering in Health Care Education

Using the most advanced technology and techniques available, the Surgical Learning Center is training the next generation of doctors and nurses. The Center hopes to help younger students explore health care career options and eventually develop a new workforce for high-demand careers in health care. It is also helping re-engineer Michigan's current workforce and prepare it for new opportunities in health care.

The Center offers a variety of programs for everyone from children to medical students and allied health professionals. Current programs include:

  • Southeast Michigan Continuing Medical Education: 18 residency programs in all disciplines including surgery
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine: medical students
  • Oakland University: certified registered nurse anesthesia (CRNA) program  
  • Cleveland Clinic: monthly laparoscopic surgery teleconference
  • University of Connecticut: Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM) course

Training Statistics

In 2012, the Surgical Learning Center hosted 1,300 programs for medical students, residents, fellows, surgeons, CRNAs, nurses, nurse aides, nurse techs, a host of other healthcare team members, high school students as well as members of the community.

Learner groups that used the SLC in 2012 include:

  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Neurosurgery
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • OB/GYN Oncology
  • Operating Room
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Renal Pathology
  • Research
  • School of Medicine
  • Urology
  • Vascular Surgery