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The Nora Institute supports surgeons in pursuit of exceptional patient care.

  • Advancing Knowledge and Technical Skills
  • Improving Surgical Care in Rural Communities
  • Patient Safety Resources
  • Nora Institute Mission

Advancing Knowledge and Technical Skills

The Nora Institute Advanced Skills Course for Rural Surgeons benefits rural surgeons through hands-on, mentored skills training courses designed to complement the scope of practice that is unique to surgeons practicing in the rural environment. Find out what past course participants said.

Improving Surgical Care in Rural Communities

Support the Nora Institute and learn how you can help advance rural surgery knowledge. Your support can help expand the course throughout the U.S., obtain state-of-the-art simulation equipment for training, and provide more training opportunities for rural surgeons.

Patient Safety Resources

The Nora Institute highlights selected articles related to patient safety. Find out what we are reading now and how it can help advance your knowledge.

Featured Articles

Our featured article, "Issues that Face Rural Surgery in the United States," was published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, and "Implementation of a Hospital-Based Quality Assessment Program for Rectal Cancer" was published in the Journal of Oncology Practice.

Nora Institute Mission

Paul F. Nora’s respect for and sensitivity to the safety needs of both the patients and surgeons is at the heart of the Nora Institute. Read about the mission and leadership of the Nora Institute.