What’s It Like to Be a Surgeon?

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 by Admin

The GWU Hospital’s Students Attending Thoracic Surgery (StATS) Program has invited Walls juniors and seniors to attend a “real world” anatomy and physiology lesson.

On Oct. 10,* students will watch a live telecast of a minimally invasive pulmonary medical procedure performed in the operating room and broadcast to a nearby conference room. Thoracic surgeon Dr. Keith Mortman and other GWUH staff will explain the procedure both before and after the surgery and take questions.

StATS plans to schedule these opportunities on the second Friday of every month through the school year; students can attend on a month-by-month basis or for the entire year.

Juniors and seniors who’d like to attend need to fill out the application and pre-test that they received from their counselors by email last week. The deadline is Oct. 6.

*October 10 is a Professional Development Day, so there’s no school.