Chapel Hill (N.C.), USA. The University of North Carolina School of Medicine received a $1 million gift from The North Carolina Eye Bank (NCEB) to establish a unique and innovative multidisciplinary surgical skills lab. Amongst the new equipment of the facility are 14 Leica M320 surgical microscopes with camera and HD video.
The gift to the Department of Ophthalmology will be shared with three neurosciences departments: Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery, and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. The newly created laboratory, the only of its kind in the region, provides state-of-the-art surgical training opportunities to medical students, residents, fellows, and physicians.
“The more comfortably you are by spending time in the lab, the more likely you are to develop the skill set that you can use efficiently in the operating room, which is much better for the patient and better for education”, said Dr. Joe Roche, UNC E&T Chief Resident on ABC11 Eyewitness News.
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