On October 19, the “Surgery Club EUC” had an invitation to a Basic Suturing Workshop for both pre-clinical and clinical years, supervised by Dr. Nikolas Polydorou, renowned Thoracic Surgeon, and head instructor in EUC as well as students of above years and Surgery Club’s peer trainers. Being a 3rd year medical student, I was in the group of pre-clinical and it was a wonderful experience.
Apart from the kindness of all instructors and their patience to teach us, suturing is trickier that it looks like. You do not work with your hand as you would to hem a cloth but with proper tools to keep everything sterile. The hardest part for me turned out to have the correct size of scissors and adequate positioning.
However, the activity was so enjoyable. From the distinctive styles of sutures, you could do, to the injection of the needle into a fake skin piece. It was a real occasion to learn, ask questions to medical professionals and make new friends with people who have the same interest as you. Among all the new techniques I learnt that day, I absolutely had fun with the “surgeon’s knot,” which is simple yet different from any knot I knew before.
Therefore, if this article did not convince you yet, I encourage you to check their Facebook page Surgery Club – EUC.
There you will be updated on the next events and awesome learning opportunities!! 😜