Facilities and Resources
Human Fresh Tissue Laboratory
The Duke Human Fresh Tissue Laboratory is a state-of-the-art medical skills lab where residents, attending physicians, and medical students can perform advanced surgical training on fresh tissue. The lab has been used to provide training to medical professionals from Duke and throughout the country since 1997.
A key component of the Duke Animal Care and Use Program is the Surgical Pavilion that consists of four operating rooms as well as rooms for surgical preparation, anesthetic monitoring, post-operative recovery, and surgical instrument processing. This facility provides resources for teaching and research endeavors and is supplied with state-of-the-art equipment and information technology.
Surgical Education and Activities Laboratory (SEAL)
The Surgical Education and Activities Lab (SEAL) is a state-of-the-art surgical simulation center designed to provide advanced and innovative training for physicians, residents, fellows, physician assistants, nurses, medical students, health care providers, and industry professionals in a risk-free environment. Simulation training provides learners the opportunity to develop skills and practice minimally invasive procedures without the pressures of the operating room to advance medical education and improve patient safety.
Trent Semans Center
The Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education opened in January 2013. The six-floor, 104,000-square foot building houses a meeting hall, conference rooms, a team-based learning auditorium, teaching labs, and clinical skills and medical simulation space, including the Surgical Education and Activities Lab (SEAL).