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Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about the MSICS Simulation-based Training Course (MSTC).

1. What is the format of MSTC?

HelpMeSee’s instructor led MSTC training is an integrated training course that includes the interactive MSICS eBook, facilitated discussions with a certified instructor, and guided sessions that allow trainees to expand their knowledge of the procedure and improve surgical skills through repeated practice on the Eye Surgery Simulator.

2. Who should take MSTC?
MSTC will benefit those interested in developing competency or improving their existing MSICS surgical skills. The course is ideally suited for: MSTC will benefit those interested in developing competency or improving their existing MSICS surgical skills. The course is ideally suited for:

  • Ophthalmology residents or fellows
  • Practicing ophthalmologists who want to learn or improve their MSICS skills.
  • Surgeons wishing to transition from Extracapsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE) to MSICS.
3. How do I enroll in MSTC?

Complete the Request Training Information. Prospective students will be contacted by a HelpMeSee representative to review course specifications, discuss trainee qualifications and initiate the enrollment process.

4. Who can I contact if I have a question about the MSTC?

Email your query to [email protected] and one of our representatives will respond.

5. What is the duration of MSTC?

The typical MSTC course lasts for 6 consecutive days, consisting of 8 hours of classroom instruction, ¼ hours of lab work, 24½ hours on the Eye Surgery Simulator, and 3 ½ hours of individual assessment time with an Instructor. This may vary by location.

6. Where and when can I take MSTC?

MSTC is currently offered at the Learning Development/Training Center in Mumbai, India, at the Eye Hospital School of of Wenzhou Medical University in Wenzhou, China, and at the Instituto Mexicano de Oftalmologia in Querétaro, Mexico. Email [email protected] for a list of dates and available seats.

7. What is the language of instruction for the MSTC?

The language of instruction for MSTC is English. Instructors may also converse in the native language of the location. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions or concerns regarding language.

8. What is the cost of the MSTC?

The cost of MSTC may vary. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

9. Do I have to be affiliated with a sponsoring or host institution to take the MSTC?

No, you do not have to be affiliated with any specific college or medical institution to enroll in MSTC. Individuals may sign up as a sole practitioner.

10. Are there sponsorships available for the MSTC?

Sponsorship opportunities for MSTC have not been determined at this time. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

11. Do I get a certificate after taking MSTC?

Yes, participants receive a Certificate of Completion from HelpMeSee.

12. Will there be any follow-up after completing the MSTC?

Yes, we will send trainees a course evaluation survey.

If you have a question that is not answered above please email: [email protected]

Contact Information

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Jersey City, NJ 07302

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HelpMeSee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in the United States.

The HelpMeSee mission is to eradicate preventable cataract blindness globally. We achieve this through an innovative, scalable simulation-based cataract surgical training program. Our program covers Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (MSICS), Phacoemulsification Simulation-based Training Course (PSTC), Suturing Simulation-based Training Course (SSTC), Complications Management Course (CMC), Phacoemulsification to MSICS Differences Course (PMDC), and MSICS to Phacoemulsification Differences Course (MPDC). These offerings empower eye care professionals to refine their skills, master vital procedures, and excel in ophthalmology. We are dedicated to restoring vision for those with severe visual impairment and cataract-induced blindness worldwide.

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