|Medical Student Government-organized|
basketball at the Wells Fargo Center
after a 76ers Game
|Penn Medicine does a Ninetendo Halloween|
My specific translational focus is on surgical education and simulation. I want to better understand how surgeons acquire expertise and to apply educational interventions in the simulation center to improve patient outcomes by reducing morbidity and mortality related to technical errors. Or, in English, “Can we use video games to train better surgeons and prevent mistakes in the operating room?” Penn let me turn my love of video games into a research career.
Medical students assisting the former Chief of Surgery at the
VA in simulated aortic aneurysm surgery at the
Penn gives you the opportunity to pursue your passion -- research, community service, world travel, consulting, or working in the TV business. The best advice I can give you is to take advantage of the many resources that will be available to you. Talk to fellow classmates, upper classmen, faculty, and Suite 100; everyone is more than happy to help you make the most of your medical education and your time here at Penn. To borrow an advertising slogan from an Italian chain restaurant, “When you’re here, you’re family.”
Oh, and about that email address, just write “email@example.com…” on any school event form and you’ll avoid writer’s cramp. Trust me, I’m almost a doctor.