UNMC pursues endoscopy training

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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:00 am

Placing a tube down a patient’s throat or into his colon isn’t easy, and doctors have devised a new way to test a young physician’s ability to do it.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center expects to be one of 16 testing centers in the United States and Canada to evaluate surgical residents — young physicians in training to become surgeons — for their ability to perform endoscopic procedures.

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