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Surgery Residents Win Top Gun Competition at American College of Surgeons Meeting

February 01, 2013
Baystate Surgery residents in 2012 ACS Top Gun competition Baystate Surgery Residents receive 2012 ACS Top Gun trophy
Left: Surgery residents Connie Rossini, Kaitlyn Wong and Matthew Kronick showing their winning skills in the Top Gun Competition. Right: The three with their trophy.

Surgery residents Connie Rossini (PGY5), Kaitlyn Wong (PGY3), and Matthew Kronick (PGY1) won the Top Gun Competition of surgical skills at the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons's 59th Annual Meeting on December 1, 2012. Residents from the ten general surgery residencies throughout Massachusetts were invited to participate in the competition.

Teams of three residents at specified levels in training were all timed and graded as they demonstrated their laparoscopic skills such as intracorporeal knot-tying, object transfer and pattern cutting, as well as open knot-tying. The final round consisted of open intestinal anastomosis performed by junior residents and facilitated by senior residents.

The engraved trophy is on display at the Baystate Simulation Center and Goldberg Surgical Skills Laboratory.