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Educational Laboratories

Surgical Education and Activities Lab (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.

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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.

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Duke Vivarium

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.

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3D Printing Lab

The Duke 3D printing lab offers unique research and educational experiences for surgical trainees. We have many printers that can be accessed remotely from anywhere and higher end printers located just next to the Duke Medicine Pavilion. We also have state-of-the-art software and a partnership with the multi-D lab for help with segmentation, which is the process of picking out particular areas of anatomical interest for printing.

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