As the internship program has progressed, interns have received greater opportunities to observe what goes on throughout the hospital, and greater variety in what they are permitted to see. As high-schoolers, they are able to view the same procedures that med students are seeing for the first time during their residencies. Here, interns discuss specific procedures they had the opportunity to observe during the summer of 2009, and the effects they had.
Endocrine Surgery Center
I was able to observe a thyroid surgery done by a robot. It was only the second time it had been performed in the United States, and the third time in the world. I also saw a laparoscopic surgery of the liver. These experiences have shown me the advancements in the healthcare community through the use of cameras and robots in surgeries.