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NMA’s Top Gun Straight Stick + Robotic Boot Camp Provides Surgery Simulation Training

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Robotic Simulation Training Boot Camp

Mimic’s dV-Trainer was on hand at the 2012 NMA Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly in New Orleans, Louisiana for the Top Gun Straight Stick and Robotic (Simulation Training) Boot Camp.

This internationally renowned program, was hosted by  the National Medical Association,  and is under the direction of Dr. James “Butch” Rosser and Dr. Terrence Fullum. The half-day course provides minimally invasive and robotic simulation training to participants in a competitive format and is open to all interested students, residents, and attending surgeons. The objective of the course is to teach safe and effective use of medical technology which includes instruction, education, training, and technical support for healthcare professionals. The ultimate objective of this program is the education and enhancement of professional skills in the minimally invasive surgical environment.

During the event, participants competed on the dV-Trainer, the surgical skills simulator developed by Mimic Technologies and designed to recreate the look and feel of the da Vinci Surgery System.

Dr. Gregory Casey of Trinity Health System in  Minot, ND took first place in the competition.  Ian Woods, a Medical Student at Howard University School of Medicine and Annie Bailey a Medical Student from Emory University School of Medicine also received impressive scores, landing them in the 2nd & 3rd place.

The 2012 NMA Annual Convention & Scientific Assembly offers an exciting venue to interact with the largest spectrum of African American physicians, academicians and scientists in the country as well as other allied health professionals.

Dr. Ford and Dr. Fullum were leaders of the General Surgery talks and panels throughout the week at NMA. This year’s theme was appropriately titled “Paradigm Shift: Equipping Physicians for a New Health Landscape”

NMA Group

After a fun filled and educational day of simulation competition, the “Top Gun” contest winners pose with event creator Dr. James “Butch” Rosser, Dr. Debra Holly Ford (Vice Chair Dept of Surgery Howard University Hospital) Dr. Terrence Fullum (Director Center for Wellness and Weight Loss Surgery Howard University Hospital), several NMA Surgeons and Howard University professionals.