More than 200 MD and DO students attended the Philadelphia Surgical Conference hosted
by PCOM's Wisely Surgical Association.
First and second-year medical students spend the majority of their time in the classroom
or the library, and, as a result, have little to no experience with basic surgical
procedures they will encounter during their clinical rotations, which begin in their
To help medical students better prepare for those rotations, PCOM’s Wisely Surgical
Association recently hosted the Philadelphia Surgical Conference, featuring workshops
designed to teach students surgical procedures they will encounter on rotation.
In the Michael and Wendy Saltzburg Clinical Learning & Assessment Center, students used equipment such as a lifelike mannequin, a cut suit which bleeds when
cut open, and the DaVinci surgical robot, to learn skills related to trauma care.
In the anatomy lab, students learned about surgical procedures such as cystectomies
More than 200 MD and DO students attended the event, representing medical schools
from around the region such as PCOM, Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College and the New
York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine.
About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands
of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists
who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic
medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in
applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic
medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership
and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician
assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration.
PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service
to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care
to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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