Carla Pugh

Getting a sense for the surgical touch

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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. 

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At TEDMED 2014, surgeon and educator Carla Pugh explores a major missing link in medical education – the effective development of haptic skills.

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