SAGES Mini Medical School Boot Camp & Interactive Experience
March 25, 2017
7:30am – 2:00pm
Chair: James Butch Rosser, MD
Co-Chair: Vadim Sherman, MD
High School Rep/ Top Gun for Kids: Harris Alam
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.
|8:00am||Welcome & Program Overview|
|8:30am – 12:30pm||Hands-On Surgical Skill Development – Lab|
|1:00pm||The Interactive Experience – Classroom|
|1:50pm||Evaluation, Prizes and Closing|
The program is held on Saturday and therefore will not interfere with the school week. The program is of no charge to the students but there are only 100 spots available and each student has to send in an application with letter of support from teaching or counselor staff at their school. Download and submit simple Student Application Form to SAGES by February 28, 2017 (extended deadline) to be considered for a spot in the boot camp. Students must have their teacher/counselor 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.
Selected students will be notified if they have been chosen to attend. Parents are responsible to get 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.
We also have School Support Letter available to download, you can share with high schools that may be interested in promoting this to their students.