I'm applying for surgery residency. I know how to practice ties, but is there a good way to practice suturing, without cutting open loved ones "accidentally" and then repairing them? Of course I have had some practice in the OR, but I always feel clumsy and wish that I could practice so that I don't look like a schmuck during the times when I actually do get to suture. Some friends of mine used the pigs' feet method... I'm not sure how well that worked. Just wondering what others have tried and if it actually helped when suturing with humans. Thanks.