High School Students Try on Their Surgical Gloves at SAGES Mini Medical School
April 18th at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center
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 Nashville 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 classroom lectures, tours of the SAGES conference learning center and exhibit hall and culminates with 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, April 18th, at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center as part of the SAGES annual meeting.
How to Apply:
This Student Application Form is due to SAGES by March 31, 2015 to guarantee your spot in the boot camp. Students must submit to their teacher/counselor to fill in their statement of support and then forward to SAGES via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 310-437-0585, attn: SAGES Mini Med School. The program is of no charge to the students but there are only 100 spots available.
Selected students will be notified if they have been chosen to attend. Parents are responsible to bring their children to the program and back home. Lunch will be served. The students will receive a certificate of participation as well as the possibility of winning special recognition awards.
A School Support Letter is available to high schools that may be interested in promoting this to their students.
Visit http://www.sages2015.org/program-registration/mini-med-school/ or e-mail: email@example.com.
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.