Semmelweis University
Department of Surgical Research and Techniques

Semmelweis University was founded in 1769, the Faculty of Medicine is Semmelweis University’s oldest and largest faculty in Hungary. With an over 240-year-old tradition of academic excellence, Semmelweis University is widely recognised as one of Europe’s leading centres of medicine. The University embraces nearly 12,500 students from 64 nations around the world; foreign students account for nearly a quarter of the total student body. Ranking among the most prestigious Hungarian research institutions, more than 1300 of its staff members are actively involved in on-going R&D activities.
The Department of Surgical Research and Techniques, Semmelweis University is dedicated to multispecialty research, education and training focused on minimally invasive techniques. Our aim is to provide a structured training program in video-endoscopic surgery and related topics for the practicing clinicians and assisting personnel, as well as the surgeons in the training and other medical professionals. Our main research interest is related to use of different virtual training tools. Training facilities are set up with five operating stations, where trainees can learn and practice endoscopic skills on a variety of models, prepared animal organs and live anaesthetized animals.
Our department was consortium member of several successfully finished international projects – supported by the European Union – related to design, develop and validate a serious game to improve minimally invasive skills or to determine the professional profile of surgical trainers or to develop of a TEL solution for surgical training.
Within the S4Game project, DSRT-SU will be the dissemination leader so it will undertake the coordination of the dissemination activities. (scientific papers, oral- and poster presentations, social media, newsletter, etc.). Our department will also participate in all intellectual outputs. In O1. it will responsible for the definition of practical cases for soft skills training in the OR for the handbook. Besides it will also play essential role in internal testing and organizing individual training sessions in Hungary.


György Wéber MD, PhD was graduated at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Pécs (1978), received PhD degree of Medical Science at the University of Pécs (1992).
He is a qualified general and vascular surgeon with huge clinical practice and wide experience on surgical teaching and training. Since 1990 his main interest is the training and research in minimally invasive surgery, especially in laparoscopic surgery. From 2007 he was director of Department of Surgical Research and Techniques, Medical Faculty University of Pécs and in 2010 he was invited to establish Department of Surgical Research and Techniques, Medical Faculty, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary. As a director of DSRT he has build up “George Berci Laboratory of Surgical Training and Research” in the vicinity of Budapest (in Herceghalom). He has participated in 23 research projects and published around 220 scientific papers and more than 148 conference publications (57 invited lecture) IF: 202,599.

Krisztina Juhos MD has graduated in 2014 at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary. In the last 5 years, she turned her attention towards the surgical education, mainly integrating the principles of Competency Based Medicine (CBME) into the training of the minimally invasive surgery. She is an active member of gradual- and postgradual medical education, she takes part several international consortiums in the field of surgical speciality training supported by the European Union. She has visited several minimally invasive training centers, such as IRCAD-Strasbourg, France, Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre – Cáceres, Spain and Khoo Tech Puat Advanced Surgery Training Centre – Singapore, Singapore.