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Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

The mission of the Surgical Education Center is to:

  • Offer a full range of educational courses for endoscopic and minimally invasive surgical procedures
  • Foster the development of innovative minimally invasive surgical technologies
  • Provide a regional source for information on advances in minimally invasive surgery
  • Provide a forum to teach residents and surgeons the art of minimally invasive surgery

Vision Statement

By becoming a premiere center of excellence for teaching minimally invasive surgery, the UC Irvine School of Medicine's Surgical Education Center will improve clinical outcomes by successfully transferring minimally invasive and endoscopic skills.

Successful trainees will be able to provide a superior surgical/endoscopic outcome and patients will have shorter hospital stays, decreasing the use of healthcare resources.