Year 1 and 2 SelectivesAvailable to UCLA medical students only.
Course Title: Introduction to SurgeryName: Shirin Towfigh, MD
Faculty and Staff Involved:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Department of Surgery residents and faculty surgeons will have an interactive role with the students
Course Description & Learning Objectives:
Students are offered a hands-on experience that will offer them a glimpse of what it takes to be a surgeon. Sessions will include time in the surgical skills laboratory and the operating room. Students will be taught the principles of sterile technique, operating room etiquette, and will learn basic skills such as scrubbing, gowning, gloving, suturing, and knot-tying. In addition, students will have an observational role in the operating room, observing a vast variety of surgical procedures from all surgical specialties.
Rount-table discussions, Skills Center hands-on experience, Operating room observation
Cedars-Sinai, Saperstein Tower, Mezzanine Level, Room MS10
Maximum Number of Students: 10
Minimum of Students: 5
This selectives meets 4:00-6:00 pm off-campus at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and is offered for all Sessions (A, B, and C)