High School Students Try on Their Surgical Gloves at SAGES Mini Medical School

Boot Camp and Interactive Experience Sparks Interest Among Students Wanting to Join the Future Ranks of Minimally Invasive Surgery

What:  The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)  Mini Medical School Boot Camp and Interactive Experience where 100 high school students from the Houston area will learn about the field of surgery through lecture and simulation so they can begin to appreciate that being in the operating room is rewarding, important and exciting work. The program includes hands-on surgical skill development training lap and the “Top Gun Interactive Experience” – a power packed hour featuring video games that help decrease errors, to robotic helicopters that allow students to show off their skills.

When & Where: Saturday, March 25th, ROOM 332B at the George Brown Convention Center as part of the SAGES annual meeting. 

Who:

  • Houston Area High School Students
  • James Butch Rosser, Mini-Med School Session Chair, general surgeon at Florida Hospital Celebration Health
  • Vadim Sherman, Mini-Med School Session Co-Chair, Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College in Houston, TX

Visuals: Students learning about surgery via hands-on exercises involving surgical tools, video games, robotic helicopters and more.

For more information about the SAGES Mini Medical School Boot Camp and Interactive Experience, visit http://www.sages2017.org/mini-med-school

About SAGES

The mission of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) is to improve quality patient care through education, research, innovation and leadership, principally in gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgery. SAGES is a leading surgical society, representing a worldwide community of over 6,000 surgeons that can bring minimal access surgery, endoscopy and emerging techniques to patients worldwide. The organization sets the clinical and educational guidelines on standards of practice in various procedures, critical to enhancing patient safety and health.