Skills labs

Cadaveric Skills Labs

The anatomy lab at our state-of-the-art Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI) is a unique and invaluable tool for learning during fellowship.  Fellows have frequent access to cadaver hand and upper extremities to learn surgical techniques and explore and solidify their knowledge of surgical anatomy.  Additionally, we are developing a hand and upper extremity dissection curriculum to maximize the benefits of such an opportunity. 


Residents and fellows feel very fortunate to have a microsurgical skills lab readily available where they can practice microsurgery in vivo. When fellows have free time, they can schedule a microsurgery practice session. This extra practice allows for greater skill and autonomy by the time fellows are expected to perform microsurgery for flaps or revascularization in the operating room.