University of Wisconsin–Madison

Urology Simulation Education Program

Laparoscopic Skills

Basic Laparoscopic Skills

  • Bean drop
  • Running string
  • Block move
  • Peg transfer
  • Pattern cut

Advanced Laparoscopic Skills

  • Interrupted intracorporeal suture
  • Continuous intracorporeal suture

Note: in 2020, the laparoscopic port placement skills lab was added to the lap skills lab. Prior to 2020, lap port placement had been part of the bowel anastomoses lab.

2020 Bootcamp


2019 Bootcamp


2018 Bootcamp

2017 Bootcamp

Urology Simulation
Education Program

Urology Simulation Program Overview (YouTube)

University of Wisconsin
Urology Simulation on YouTube

PGY-1 Bootcamp
Knot tying and Suturing
Laparoscopic skills
Bowel Anastomoses (PGY-3)
Cystoscopy and Ureteroscopy
Introduction to Loupe Surgery
Introduction to Microsurgery (PGY-2)

Surgical Skills Labs
Ureteral Reimplant
Advanced Endoscopy
Artificial urinary sphincter
Female Urology
Hypospadias Repair
Penile prosthesis
Priapism Lab

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
Vasectomy Model