On January 12, the finals of the 1st National Laparoscopic Skills Competition, organized by Laparoscopic Surgeon Training Institute of Chinese Medical Doctor Association, was grandly held in West China Hospital of Sichuan University. As the organization affiliation of the Northwest division, Associate Professor Wei Guangbing from Department of General Surgery of the First Affiliated Hospital of Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU) led 7 members who won the preliminary competition to become the Northwest division team to participate in the finals. Dr. Li Chao, from Department of General Surgery and Dr. Wan Yong from Department of Geriatric Surgery received the individual prizes. The Northwest division team, led by our hospital, won the third prize. Meantime, our hospital received the Best Organization Prize in this competition.
A total of 42 young- and middle-aged surgeons selected from 275 participants from 7 regional divisions participated in the finals. Professor He Yanzheng from Health Commission of Sichuan Province, Wang Gang, Director of Examination Paper Development Office of National Medical Examination Center, and more than 20 prestigious clinical experts from major domestic medical institutions were invited to observe and comment on the performance of all participants.
Before the finals, Associate Professor Wei Guangbing, as the team leader, led 7 participants to deliver arduous training. During the team competition, Dr. Li Chao from Department of General Surgery, as the team leader, carefully analyzed the technical performance and psychological quality of each team member in the individual competition and subsequently formulated a detailed plan for team competition. This competition is an objective demonstration of the laparoscopic training achievements of our hospital, highlighting the role of our hospital as a regional laparoscopic skills training center in promoting the growth and communication of young laparoscopic surgeons.