A pinboard by
Nabeel Hassan

Assistant Professor, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Medical College


Cadaver dissection workshops has been widely used in training of surgical residents however due to the huge expense involved in the supply and preservation of cadavers, the utility of these courses are being questioned. It’s imperative that implementing such training models is safe and helps in avoiding adverse outcomes in comparison to direct exposure of surgical steps on a live surgery. However the clear surgical field due to no blood, absence of pathology leading to a different tissue characteristic in a cadaver and absence of fear of having a complication during a cadaver dissection can limit the benefit of such a kind of exercise. In this lecture I would like to share the idea used by our institute during these workshop, to offer the course to a certain level of trained resident and junior consultants. We used to provide participants the clear objectives before the course so they attend the course well prepared. In our theme it is very important to identify the surgical expertise level of participant before the workshop and the opportunity available to them to apply, what they learned from the course. In our opinion applying these checks in hands-on cadaver dissection workshops will definitely improve the beneficial effects of these exercises and it will then be the best alternative of the huge cost involved