Surgical skills training and certification testing for medical professionals at all levels


The Washington University (WashU) Institute for Surgical Education (WISE) offers surgical skills training through simulators, labs, and courses.

Certification testing

We offer testing for certifications in Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery  and Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy.


Promote the education of health care professionals

Advance the field of surgical education through educational research

Improve the welfare of the greater patient community