University of Wisconsin–Madison

Urology Simulation Education Program

Knot Tying and Suturing

Knot Tying

  • Two handed tie
  • One handed tie
  • Instrument tie
  • Deep tie


  • Simple interrupted suture
  • Running simple suture
  • Running subcuticular suture
  • Vertical mattress suture
  • Horizontal mattress suture
  • Interrupted subcuticular suture
  • Koop stitch
  • Suturing in firm butter and soft butter

2018 Bootcamp

2017 Bootcamp

Urology Simulation
Education Program

University of Wisconsin
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PGY-1 Bootcamp
Knot tying and Suturing
Laparoscopic skills
Bowel Anastomoses and Laparoscopic Port Placement
Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy
• Introduction to Loupe Surgery
Introduction to Microsurgery (PGY-2)

Surgical Skills Labs
Ureteral Reimplant
Advanced Endoscopy
Artificial urinary sphincter
• Slings
Penile prosthesis
• Porcine labs

Simulated Patient Scenarios
• GU history and exam
Disease specific cases
• Transitions of care
• Delivering bad news
• Disclosure of medical errors

Simulation Resources
Ureteroscopy Box Trainer