WISH Surgical Skills Lab

The WISH HMC facility in the Ninth and Jefferson Building is an 8,000 square foot, state-of-the-art simulation resource. Complete with a 2,000 square foot wet-lab space, the fully convertible training areas can house eight cadaveric training stations, proctor location complete with video and projection capabilities, tissue storage, and medical equipment.

The Harborview space is the resulting effort of both WISH and HMC hospital leadership. Supported by Harborview Medical Center and UW Medicine, the WISH facility will provide much needed training space for WISH, HMC Clinical Education and the Community Training Center.

For a list of upcoming Resident courses, please click here: https://neurosurgery.uw.edu/education/residency-program/upcoming-courses.



WISH Facility:

In addition to the wet-lab areas, the proctor station doubles as a fully functional Virtual OR that is fully outfitted with a range of surgical towers, booms, lighting, and anesthesia equipment.

Trainees also have access to a multifunctional ED/Trauma Bay. When not in use, this equipment can be moved and further flexibility is provided through reconfigurable walls to accommodate a variety of courses and group sizes in the larger classroom or skills hallway.

The main classroom serves a multipurpose role. Equipped with a Live OR feed and AV equipment, the room’s technological capabilities make it ideal for conducting didactic sessions, scenario viewing, debriefing exercises, and larger breakout sessions. The area is complemented by an additional conference room for training and WISH operational meetings. Both private and common staff areas round out the facility.

Operative Equipment:

Operative equipment includes:

  • 2,000 square foot convertible wet-lab

  • Eight cadaveric training stations

  • Multifunctional ED/Trauma Bay

  • Tissue storage

  • Proctor location with video and projection capabilities (doubles as virtual OR)

  • Surgical towers

  • Booms and lighting

  • Anesthesia equipment

Practical Dissection Courses:

Because of its technical capacity, the main classroom in the WISH lab accommodates didactic sessions, scenario viewing, debriefing exercises, and larger breakout sessions.

This space adjoins additional conference areas for training and WISH operational meetings.