Professor University of Florida, Gainesville Fleming Island, Florida
I am D. Scott LInd MD - Professor and General Surgery Program Director in the Department of Surgery at the University of Florida - Jacksonville. I am a fellowship-trained oncologic surgeon with clinical and academic interests in skin and breast cancer. I also have a strong interest in medical education and a scientific approach to the study of educational problems. My educational research focus is the development and evaluation of new learning technologies, particularly simulation and virtual humans, in medical education. Currently, our research group is examining the use of virtual humans to teach and assess communication and teamwork skills in the operating room. We have developed a program called SAFE-OR (Simulated Activities for Every Operating Room).