July Recap: Surgeries And Sutures!

Medical scholars at July’s session of the Ladder had the opportunity to try their hands at surgery and suturing!


Our youngest scholars focused on learning the finer points of tying off sutures using needle drivers without needles (safety first!) in model biceps. Older scholars had the opportunity to (carefully) suture on model arms with needles.


Scholars then practiced various types of virtual surgery: appendectomy, adenoidectomy and knee replacement.


Tell the young scholars in your life, family, school, class and neighborhood about the Ladder – where they can not only develop academic and career goals for their future, but have a whole lot of fun in the process. They will also be actively supported and challenged to pursue their goals by mentors and resources from the University of Minnesota Academic Health Sciences schools & colleges, the North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, and Broadway Family Medicine. In addition, young scholars will be learning along side and supported by peers from their own communities and neighborhoods in North Minneapolis.

The next meeting of the Ladder is Saturday, August 8 th (always the second Saturday of the month) at 12:30pm and open to scholars, parents and supporters agers 9 and older. There’s always learning AND fun – plus free lunch! The next meeting of the Ladder will be at the usual spot – the UROC building (2001 Plymouth Ave N) in North Minneapolis.


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