Surgical & Task Training

Acquire new skills and master medical procedures in an active learning environment.

While there is no replacement for actual clinical experience, authentic, simulated clinical experience offers the next best thing. Surgical and task training offers medical students and clinicians of all levels an opportunity to apply the concepts they learned in a classroom in realistic scenarios, closing the gap between classroom and clinical settings. 

Surgical Skills

CESI offers medical students, fellows, and practicing clinicians the hands-on training necessary to perfect their open, endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgical skills. It’s only through the frequent hands-on training that complete familiarity with complex surgical tools and devices can be perfected and the manual dexterity, and motor control become second nature, all critical to skills competence.

Robotic training

Each with a distinct purpose, we offer training both with high-fidelity patient simulators as well as human cadavers. Cadaveric labs familiarize physicians with the nuances and range of pathology found in human tissue. Meanwhile, simulation is more dynamic and interactive. Patient simulators physically respond to medical intervention, instructors provide real-time feedback, and clinicians get exposure to less frequent clinical procedures.

Accredited Education Provider

Certified Testing Center
Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, Robotic Surgery

Task Training

Whether you’re a student or a seasoned clinician, hands-on practice, exposure to a full range of scenarios, and sustained repetition are key to medical procedure mastery. Task training helps practitioners refine their technique, develop muscle memory, and build confidence perfecting any number of critical skills. Of equal importance, instructors can observe and validate trainees’ clinical proficiency and provide productive feedback. So, when the time comes for them to perform the procedure on a real person, the patient isn’t at risk.

Using simple task trainers together with sophisticated, anatomical models, CESI offers students realistic experience practicing a number of procedures, including:

  • Arterial puncture for infusion and blood gas analysis
  • Basic and advanced airway management, including suction, intubation, ventilation, and emergency cricothyrotomy
  • Basic surgical skills, including suturing, incision and drainage
  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT), including cochlear implant
  • Endoscopy, including gastroenterology (GI); urology; ear, nose and throat (ENT)
  • Gastroenterology, including upper and lower endoscopy and flexible bronchoscopy
  • Gynecology, including vaginal and pelvic exams, IUD insertion, diaphragm sizing, uterine sounding, cervix dilation viewing
  • Labor and delivery, including cervical dilation
  • Neurology, including spinal tap, lumbar puncture, and epidural
  • Phlebotomy, including blood draws and IV placement
  • Resuscitation, including neonatal and cardiopulmonary (CPR)
  • Ultrasound, including Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST), pericardiocentesis, pelvic, thoracentesis/paracentesis
  • Urology, including endoscopy and laparoscopy
  • Vascular access, long-term catheter placement and insertion care, IV, PICC, central line, including ultrasound guidance
  • Open surgical skills 




Accredited Education Provider
Certified Testing Center

EMS, CAPCE, Basic Life Support






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