Johnson Center for Surgical Innovation (JCSI)
Location: 221E, School of Medicine
The Johnson Center for Surgical Innovation (JCSI) was created from collaborative efforts between the Department of Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (UTHSCSA), members of the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society and the Johnson family in honor of Dr. Stewart M. 'Skeet' Johnson and Mr. Hugh M. Johnson.
The JCSI is a 1300 square-foot simulation training facility designed to help surgery residents hone their skills in a safe, low-stakes environment. The JCSI is open to all residents 24 X 7 X 365. Additionally, all interns complete a one month dedicated skills lab rotation which consists of the following curricula:
- Basic Suturing and Knot-Tying
- Intermediate Suturing and Knot-Tying
- Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery
- Laparoscopic Camera Navigation
- Flexible Endoscopy
- Ultrasound Usage and Applications
- Central Line Insertion
- Intraosseous Line Insertion
- Code Management
- Airway Management
- Introduction to Operating Room Instruments
- Bowel Anastomosis
- Vascular Anastomosis
- Da Vinci Surgical Robot training (on a rotating basis)
The JCSI is a certified testing site for the SAGES
Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) and
Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) exams.
The JCSI is also a beta test site for the
Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) program.