Last evening, our HEAL students participated in their first of a few hands on surgical skills rotations. They learned how to suture, practicing on a pigs foot, which most closely mimics human skin. They were instructed by Dr. Cindy Chang and Dr. Harris Masket, both of whom have extensive experience in sports medicine and will be working with the students throughout the session. For many of the students this was their first hands-on experience like this, and while initial reactions were mixed, by the end they were all smiling over their neat suture lines. Dr. Harris in particular noted how quickly the students picked up the skill and their attention to detail.

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