UCI Health trains high school students in Summer Surgery Program

August 13, 2019

IN THE NEWS: UCI Health just wrapped up its Summer Surgery Program, where 24 high school students acquire unique hands-on experience in the fields of surgery and medicine from top health professionals.

Local news reporters recently interviewed students as they learned surgical skills like suturing wounds, gained hands-on experience with the da Vinci robot, and learned the skills necessary to remove kidney stones, using green peppers as models.

“The programs give students hands-on experience that they would not otherwise gain in a traditional school classroom,” says Dr. Jaime Landman, professor and chair of the UCI Health Department of Urology, which sponsors the program. “Through these summer outreach programs, we’re able to provide youth with mentorship and networking opportunities which can lead to careers in live-saving research and medicine.”

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