Barry University and Stryker Orthopaedics team up for clinical training
Miami Shores, Fla. – More than 50 podiatry students from Barry University’ School of Podiatric Medicine practiced delicate incisions and surgical preparations thanks to Stryker Orthopaedics of South Florida. Students received hands-on training using specimens of pig’s feet as well as cutting edge clinical instruction on gowning, gloving, creating a sterile surgical environment and demonstrations of Stryker power instruments.
“We sincerely appreciate Stryker’s commitment to podiatric medical education by providing our junior podiatric medical students with this unique clinical experience in a state-of-the-art OR facility,” said Dr. Thomas Merrill, professor of surgery and residency director of Barry’s Mercy Hospital Residency Program.
“We are looking forward to our continued collaboration which will be a tremendous asset for our clinical training program.”
This first clinical lab held at the Stryker South Florida Learning Center provided students from Barry’s Podiatric Medicine class of 2013 with a distinct clinical experience. Two additional labs on hammertoe surgery and bunion surgery are scheduled at the Stryker South Florida Learning Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., a deal that amounts to almost $50,000 in donated services.
Wajdi Nassier, president of “Save A Limb, Save A Life” student club at Barry found the lab to be a great facility that provided a valuable hands-on learning opportunity.
“This surgical learning experience is very helpful for us to learn basic surgical techniques,” he said.
Dr. Jacqueline Brill, assistant professor of surgery and Dr. Jeffrey Jensen, dean and professor of Podiatric Medicine and surgery also assisted students with training.
“Having all the proctors available to assist us was a great training practice for suturing which will facilitate our learning; I am looking forward to the next lab,” said KimHoang Vo.