Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET®)
The one-day cadaver-based course follows a modular, body region approach to surgical interventions for the bleeding trauma patient. Each section begins with a short, case-based overview, followed by a hands-on exposure performed by students under the guidance of faculty. The student-to-faculty ratio is low, allowing extensive faculty guidance and interaction with students. The student assesses their ability to perform each exposure independently and is evaluated on knowledge and technical skills.
The intended audience includes mid-level and senior surgical residents, trauma and acute care surgical fellows, or any surgeon who wishes to undertake a review of this anatomy. It is an accredited course eligible for CME credits.
VGH Trauma has run the course for three years with great success. If you are interested in participating in an upcoming course, please contact