Basic Surgical Skills

Format Publication ID Version Published
Tutorial, Lab Guide 9292 1 December 14, 2012
Seth G. S. Medical College


Basic surgical skills are essential skills during graduate medical education. This booklet will assist students to understand basic principles of suturing as well as help them to practice these skills. The common surgical skills have been described in detail and stepwise for easy understanding and practice. Photographs assist students and postgraduates to practice better.


Avinash S. Basic Surgical Skills. MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from:

Educational Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to understand and improve their knowledge regarding basic surgical skills. 

  2. Participants will be able to refine their basic surgical skills.

  3. Participants will be able to develop correct behaviors for using instruments while performing basic surgical skills.


  • Suturing, Sutures (MeSH), Knotting, Surgical Instruments


  • Medical
    • Surgery-General


  • Dental
    • Skills & Doctoring

Competencies Addressed

  • Medical
    • Patient Care
    • Practice-based Learning & Improvement

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Professional Interest

  • Instructional Materials/Methods

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Dental Student
    • Medical Student
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Resident

Instructional Methods

  • Independent Study

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