Participants will explore different disabilities and how they impact daily activities. They will then work in teams with the guidance of engineers, to design and build devices that could help those with physical challenges.
The UICOMP Pre-Medicine Surgical Immersion Experience is open to highly motivated undergraduates who are interested in an immersive experience with clinical simulation-based surgical modules, hands on activities, and lectures that enhance preparation for medical school.
During this week long course, students will experience several different surgical specialties such as neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery, interventional cardiology, general surgery, and interventional radiology. Course material will include education provided by practicing physicians, other medical professionals, and instructors.
Students will have a combination of lecture and hands on opportunities with clinical skills, professionalism and HIPPA, suturing, prepping for a sterile operating room, assorted neurology skills, cardiology overview, cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology, VR learning, virtual laparoscopic skills, and surgical experiences with cadaveric specimens. This week long course will culminate in a final day filled with professional lecture and clinical immersion for a day-in-the-life experience.