This one-week Introduction to Surgery program will present students with basic surgical skills, such as surgical knot tying and suturing, and then allow them to translate these skills to mock surgeries.
Intro to Surgery allows students to learn basic surgical skills in a fun, academic environment. Activities include performing mock surgeries on a pig specimen, and practicing suturing and surgical knot-tying. Students will learn how to stabilize the patient by blocking a vein or by performing an emergency tracheotomy, and will work through ways of determining which surgical procedures must be done immediately and which can wait until the patient is stabilized. This program is great for students who are interested in majoring in pre-med.
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'The program is pretty fun. I learn a lot of surgical background from this program. This program helped me to decide what I want to do in the future. I really love the operation part in this program. The teacher is really nice and talkative. He had introduced a lot of knowledge and background information to get into the medial field.'
'The intro to surgery program was filled with lectures and note-taking, as well as a hands-on experience. My teacher was very accommodating with different learning experiences. What I like about the program is that I got to learn different types of surgeries and actually perform them.'
'I liked the lab work because it was fun and we got to learn how to do mock surgeries. I liked learning how to do stitches and the different animals were cool.'
'I liked how we were able to learn surgery and surgical techniques by performing surgeries on actual animal organs.'
"I enjoyed the Intro to Surgery program. I learned more in this one week than I would in a week at my school. I also had many opportunities to practice dissections and even surgeries that I would not have had without this program. I am grateful for this opportunity and for our teacher who put a lot of work into the program."
"I liked how hands-on the activities were and how friendly and easy to talk to our instructor was. I loved doing the mock surgeries and practicing stitching on the fake skin. I also liked learning about surgical techniques- this is, after all, intro to surgery."
"My program introduced me to new surgeries and taught me skills, such as suturing, that will benefit me on my path to being a doctor. My teacher was very knowledgeable about the topics we discussed and explained everything thoroughly."
"The program was amazing and I learned so much! Even from a background in biology and chemistry I still learned a whole lot. My favorite part was performing the surgeries and getting to dissect all kinds of organisms and organs. The teachers explained the procedures well and explained the purpose as well."
“In the intro to surgery program we did dissections and learned how to suture. I liked the dissections and the teachers were very nice and made the class fun.”
“I absolutely loved Intro to Surgery. The teachers were awesome and I learned SO SO much from them. It was so engaging and educational. I recommend it to fellow future surgeons."
“I really liked the dissections and surgeries we did in the afternoon. In addition, it was so cool that we learned how to suture. To me, learning via lecture-style presentation is helpful, so I enjoyed that. Our teachers were very good at explaining the material and teaching us.”