Building on success of previous years, high school students from the Houston area and SAGES membership will have the opportunity to experience the wonderful world of medicine and minimally invasive surgery. With projected physician and surgeon shortages in the future, this program is timely and hopefully will promote early decisions to join our noble profession. The day is power packed with expanded hands-on skill lab, and the Top Gun Interactive Experience. Both cognitive and skill competitions with awards and prizes will be offered.
The SAGES Mini Med School is designed to expose high school students to the field of Surgery through hands-on experience and simulation. Students will begin to appreciate that being in the OR is rewarding, important work, and fun. To maximize exposure, real life surgeons/volunteers will mentor the students throughout the program.
The Mini Med School Experience is a power packed extravaganza that provides fun with a purpose. Students will have the opportunity to show that they have the “right stuff” to join the ranks of physicians and laparoscopic surgeons. From video games that help decrease errors, to robots, to FLS and Top Gun surgical simulation drills. Make sure you do not miss this one of its kind opportunity.