Who can come to the lab?

The primary learners at the Washington University Institute for Surgical Education (WISE) are as follows:

  • General Surgery residents
  • Practicing surgeons
  • Medical students
  • Residents from other disciplines
  • Physicians from other disciplines
  • Allied health professionals
  • Nurses

Our outreach includes the city of St. Louis, the region and the Midwest.

Short answer – ANYONE

Longer answer – Anyone needing to brush up on skills, certification, etc.

How long is a workshop?

Many of our workshops are designed to last one day.  However, we have great ability to customize based on need, goals and purpose.  Please contact us for more information.

What physician specialties are focused on in the WISE Lab?
  • General surgery
  • Robotic surgery
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Trauma surgery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Spinal surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Orthopedic
  • Vascular surgery
  • Emergency skills
  • Plastic surgery
  • Colorectal
  • Urology
What is the Lab accreditation?

WISE is accredited through ACS-AEI.

How do I reach your office?

You can call us anytime at (314) 747-2546 or email us at wiselab@wustl.edu. If you do not reach us, we will call you back within 1-2 days.