This Year's Workshops

Each student will select 4 workshops to participate in. Please remember that they are on a "first come, first serve" basis during the registration period. The one you want to do may fill up quickly so don't delay in registering.

SUTURING

Participants in this workshop will learn a variety of suturing techniques that will be performed on cadaver skin. Every surgeon needs to know how to suture. With this foundation and a little practice, you'll be ready to shine when asked to close during your clinical rotations! All supplies will be provided.

CENTRAL LINE PLACEMENT

Unable to get peripheral I.V access? Well learn this crucial skill when it comes to giving your patient crucial medical care. Practice puting in central lines and after this lab we're sure that you will shine on your rotations and beyond!

TRAUMA SITUATION

The cut-suit is back! This amazing piece of equipment is currently used by the U.S. military. The simulation walks you through how to care for a patient in an emergency situation. From open procedure to resuscitation and stabilization, learn how to be prepared for whatever comes your way when you're faced with a similar situation in real life.

IV's, FOLEY CATHETERS, CHEST TUBES AND INTUBATIONS

Nervous about drawing blood or potentially hurting your patient? Well you won't be after this lab. A variety of male/female catheter venipuncture arms and intubation equipment are used to instruct the students how to correctly insert tracheal and chest tubes, and foley catheters, in addition to learning how to correctly draw an accurate blood gas using models that are filled with simulated blood or water.

SPLINTING

Little Johnny sprained his arm at the playground and your resident asked you to start the splinting on Johnny's arm. What do you do?! Learn how to most effectively treat your patient and impress your resident by learning how to splint a variety of injuries on each other!

ULTRASOUND IMAGING

Your patient presents as 29 y/o in her first trimester of pregnancy with diffuse abdominal pain. Which are the safest imaging tests to order?! What organ structures will you want to identify? In this workshop you'll see one, do one, then teach one as we learn how to perform a variety of ultrasound techniques.

RUNNING A CODE HPS: HUMAN PATIENT SIMULATOR: EMERGENCY CARE SIMULATOR:

A major accident has just occurred and what you do determines whether the patient lives or dies. Get over your hesitations in our simulation lab as you're pushed to excel through a variety of scenarios under the instruction of the doctors who do it every day. Participants will work in groups on the HPS, a life-sized mannequin that simulates over 80 functions of the human body including gas/fluid exchange, pupil dilation, and carotid to pedal pulses. Currently in use for surgical and internal medicine as well as advanced critical life support cases.

BURR HOLES, CRANIOTOMIES, AND PEDICLE SCREWS:

Patient presents to the Emergency Room with a massive subdural hematoma and is immediately turfed to Neuro to relieve the pressure. PCOM's Neurosurgery residents will be right there to assist you in the performing the proper placement and techniques of small burr holes and full craniotomies on cadavers. Need to fix a spinal fusion? Learn how to properly place and apply pedicle screws with the help of PCOM’s Neurosurgery residents.

TOTAL HIP, KNEE, AND SHOULDER REPLACEMENTS:

Want a preview of what it's like to be an Orthopedic Surgeon? Join PCOM's Orthopedic Surgery Residents as they guide dissections on cadavers and help you replace the "Big 3" joints with titanium prosthetics! If that's too easy, take a shot at the ARTHRO Mentor, the newest Laparoscopic Orthopedic Simulator to hit the Tri-State area!

PLASTICS WORKSHOP:

Want to see what its like to be involved in an intricate plastic surgery? PCOM's Plastic Surgery Residents will be walking you through techniques of facial suturing and deep tissue repair. Learn the importnace of wound healing to prevent scar formation!

SIMULATOR WORKSHOPS

LAPMENTOR Simulator will give you real life feedback during the operation. This machine teaches hand-eye coordination and depth perception through a series of skill sets ranging from basic suturing skills to gall bladder removal, gastric bypass, incisional hernia repair, tubal sterilization, ectopic pregnancies and oopherectomy procedures using computerized instruments that provide a realistic look through haptic technology.

ARTRHO MENTOR The Artho Mentor is a arthroscopy simulator. The Artho Mentor prepares medical students and physicians to use arthroscopy to complete a number of joint interventions including mensci repairs and torn ligaments in the shoulder and knee. It is an excellent training tool to develop arthoscopy skills in disciplines like Orthopedic Surgery.

DA VINCI ROBOT Medical technology is growing faster by the minute! Test your skills in the various simulations we have on the Da Vinci Robot. Practice simple skills like suturing or even some surgeries. The eight degrees of wristed movement have been vital in allowing surgeons to execute maneuvers that would be impossible with a human hand.