About the Lab
Students explore medical careers and cutting-edge medical technologies by training as residents in the Emergency Room and Operating Room. Students diagnose and treat health conditions on iSTAN®, our Human Patient Simulator, take their own vital signs, and try suturing with real surgical tools.
After your session, explore the new exhibit YOU! The Experience, located in Abbott Hall.
- Grades: 7th - 12th
- Capacity: 30 students
- Duration: 60 minutes
- Cost: $120
- Offered Tuesday through Friday at 10:15 and 11:45 a.m.
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Pre- and Post-Visit Activities
Resident for a Day
Ask students to imagine what it would be like to train in as a doctor in the emergency room or operating room. Have them write a journal entry from a “Day in the Life of a Resident.”
Vocabulary Art Book
Visual learners have an opportunity to create pictures that illustrate the meaning of vocabulary words. Give each student a page of a booklet for each vocabulary word. After they design each page, students will staple them together and use them as a review packet.
In the lab, students participate in training in both the ER and the OR. Back in the classroom, ask students to compare and contrast the two experiences and write a one page compare and contrast essay.
MSI health resources
Try our "Make Room for Baby" interactive, and find tools for enhancing your health-related field trip visit to MSI.
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