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  • Residency Education Robotic Training

    Under the direction of Rana Pullatt, M.D., students learn the latest techniques using the da Vinci robot.  

  • Global Reach 

    Residents become familiar with the full sprectrum of surgical disease in developing countries and grasp the special considerations for care in the OR during an international rotation in Cameroon.

  • Case Presentations During Lectureships  

    Residents discuss their cases as part of the annual lectureship series.

  • Residency Education in the Sim Lab 

    The Department of Surgery Simulation Lab cultivates the technical and cognitive skills development of  surgical trainees in an environment optimally focused on their education

Carla Pugh, M.D., Ph.D. Speaks at Claude Organ Visiting Lecture

Dr. Carla Pugh, M.D., Ph.D., invited lecturer, gave the talk “Signatures: What Can Sensors and Motion Tracking Tell Us About Surgical Performance?” at the 2017 Claude Organ Lecture on Tuesday, May 16.
Dr. Pugh is Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chair of Education and Patient Safety at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her clinical specialty is Acute Care Surgery.
Dr. Pugh is nationally recognized for her research on the use of simulation technology to assess and quantitatively define hands on clinical skills. Dr. Pugh is the developer of several decision-based simulators that are currently used to assess intra-operative judgment and team skills.
In 2011, Dr. Pugh received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

About Claude H. Organ, Jr., M.D. 

Claude H. Organ, Jr., M.D. was a leading general surgeon and educator. Dr. Organ was dedicated to mentoring young surgeons and committed to encouraging and maintaining diversity in the field of surgery. Throughout his career, he fought tirelessly for the inclusion of more African Americans, other minorities and women in the training and practice of surgery.

About the Claude Organ, M.D., Lectureship  

The The Claude Organ, M.D., Lectureship is sponsored by the Claude Organ Special Collection Fund, which is supported by the SSA and SBAS in order to celebrate contributions to the field of medicine made by African Americans. The lectureship is available to all academic institutions in the United States, although the focus is on those institutions with members in the SSA and/or SBAS. It is intended to encompass this entire field of medicine from early history to the current era.

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Phone: 843-792-5976


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