On the 21st October a group of 14 year 10 and 11 students were given the opportunity to participate in a surgeon's workshop at Hunterian Museum. We saw some amazing animal parts in a display and were all amazed at the things inside an animal’s body that we can't see. They then went to begin the workshop where they watched three videos that explained different surgical procedures: treating a hernia, treated a blocked artery in the heart and removing a brain tumor. We got to ask trainee surgeons questions and understand the pathway in training to become a surgeon.
We then undertook a workshop run by current medical students who showed them how to stitch up a cut in the body, and then how to tie a surgeon's knot which was an amazing experience.
Overall the students thoroughly enjoyed this experience and have emphasized my desire to pursue a career