Training and Testing

The ATLAS program’s training lab houses robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic training stations. ATLAS also facilitates testing for each of these fundamental training programs, as well as, the Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE) exam.

Trainees in the ATLAS program at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center develop their skills under the close guidance of RPCI’s robotic surgery experts. The easy-to-navigate curriculum builds the foundation for comprehension and the development of basic skills. It emphasizes directed observations to increase familiarity with procedures, and hone skills and techniques. The program centers on comprehensive knowledge of robot-assisted surgeries in a variety of specialties through an all-inclusive curriculum aimed at transforming even a novice into a fully capable robotic surgeon. With more than a decade of experience, ATLAS surgeons and staff can help you become capable and confident in performing robot-assisted surgery.

Surgical teams from around the globe come together at ATLAS to develop their skills under the guidance of Roswell Park’s robotic surgery experts. Teams from Egypt, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Japan, India, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, and Switzerland, as well as trainees from the University of Michigan, University of Miami, Duke University, and University of Pittsburgh are among those who have participated in Roswell Park's robotic surgery training and mentoring programs. By developing and enhancing capabilities, these training programs equip surgeon trainees to provide their patients with better clinical outcomes so they can return to active, productive lives faster.

Training & Testing Programs