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Gordon Hospital Hosts Surgical Outreach Program for Local High School Students

Area high school students interested in pursuing health care careers spent the day learning from Gordon Hospital clinicians and staffers.

4/3/2017  |  By Chelsea Etheridge

Sixteen students from Calhoun High School, Sonoraville High School, Gordon Central High School and Georgia-Cumberland Academy recently attended the Gordon Hospital Surgical Outreach Program for students interested in pursuing a career in health care.

Gordon Hospital's urologic oncologist and Director of Robotic Surgery Hak Lee, MD; Director of Surgical Services Vernon Gipson, RN; Robotic Clinical Coordinator Sharon Bass, RN; and the remainder of the robotic surgical team devoted an entire day to training students to develop basic suturing skills, laparoscopic surgical skills, da Vinci robotic skills, and endoscopic urological techniques.

"I wanted to provide a service to students that opens their eyes to what career paths are out there and expose them to things that they don't normally see," said Dr. Lee. "This program is meant to get students interested and involved in the surgical or medical field and to give them a foundation to start their educational careers."