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Department: MEURL-Urology
Course: 506-Fundamentals of Microsurgery-Urology

Course Director: Nilson Alcadio Salas, M.D.
Course Faculty: Nilson Alcadio Salas, M.D.
Elective Location:
Elective Offered Terms:
Min. Number of Students:  Max: 
Elective Type: Non-Clinical - Advanced
Credit: 4
Pre-requisites: Surgery Core
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): 8 hours per day Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: None Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery: 20
    Laboratory 80
Statement of Goals:
BAYLOR STUDENTS ONLY. The Microsurgery Elective is designed to provide additional training to medical students who have completed their general surgery core rotation. This two-week program is designed for medical student who desire to increase their knowledge of and technical skills in basic and advanced microsurgical procedures. The course is offered by Dr. Nilson Salas and Dr. Larry L. Lipschultz.
Learning Activities
Through one-on-one laboratory instruction and supplemental videos, this Microsurgery Course offers two weeks of intensive training in microsurgical techniques. Upon completion of the course, each student should have acquired the fundamental microsurgical skills necessary to successfully and confidently dissect, resect, manipulate and repair small vessels. Employing state-of-the-art, dual-head operating room microscopes, loupes, micro-instruments, micro-suture, live animal models, laboratory teaching tissues and non-tissue models, the instructor closely monitors the learning process and provides guidance, assistance, feedback, and skill evaluation throughout the entire course. The course specifically emphasizes proficiency in a patent microvascular anastomosis. During the course, students will also observe reconstructive microsurgery in the operating room in the clinical setting via the microscope video monitor.
Evaluation Methods
Throughout the two-week course, the instructor will observe each student for mastery of each skills objective including proper microsurgical technique and successful completion of microsurgical anastomosis. The course grade of H/HP/P/MP/F will be based on 75% instructor evaluation and 25% written final exam.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Microsurgical Research and Training Program Alkek N721
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Dr. Nilson Salas
Contact Phone: 713-798-6960
Contact Fax: 713-798-1891
Contact Location: BCM N721 Alkek Bldg.

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