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Students Portray Neurosurgeon Residents During Grand Rounds
Friday, May 22, 2015
On Friday, May 22, the Adirondack Room at the Southern Adirondack Education Center turned into a medical facility filled with neurosurgeon residents in white coats presenting their cases during Grand Rounds before four doctors.
Even though the residents were really New Visions Health Careers Exploration students who were role playing, the exercise was complete with patient histories, medical terms, diagnoses and prognoses. The class of 15 students was divided into six teams and each team researched a case found in the book, “When the Air Hits Your Brain: Tales from Neurosurgery” by Dr. Frank Vertosick, Jr. The cases ranged from a patient diagnosed with schizophrenia to one who had an epidural clot.
Mary Borden, the New Visions teacher, explained, “The students had to create a patient chart that is similar to what is used in hospitals and realistically would represent the case they were given. They researched what tests would be relevant to order for their patient, how to order tests, get permission to treat patients, all while making sure the Patient’s Rights were upheld. They included forms from various health facilities and departments. This was then presented using ‘Grand Rounds’ format.”
Grand Rounds is a formal meeting where physicians discuss the clinical case of one or more patients and is an integral component of medical education.
New Visions Health Careers Exploration is an academically rigorous one-year program for college-bound high school seniors who plan to major in pre-med, chemistry, biology, or other allied health fields.