Getting A Sense For The Surgical Touch

Do we lack the surgical touch? In this highly thought-provoking talk, Dr. Carla Pugh (surgeon and educator), discusses whether our medical education systems are falling behind in teaching us the process of perceiving and recognizing objects through the sense of touch.

About Carla Pugh ,surgeon and education pioneer Carla Pugh wants doctors to fine-tune their haptic skills as a standardized part of their clinical education and daily practice. This means measuring it, developing a language to discuss it, and giving objective feedback for improving it. She directs the Clinical Simulation Program at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics, where she is also vice chair of education and patient safety. For her innovative work, she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.