Gibbon Surgical Review


The first time that medical students enter the OR can be a jarring experience. Successfully maintaining sterility is hard enough, but remembering relevant patient history, answering “pimp” questions, and performing basic suturing skills can make the third year medical student experience difficult. In this article we describe a common surgery performed by both general and thoracic surgeons with a specific focus on “medical student level” understanding. This piece is the product of a collaboration between an MS1 and MS4, both of whom are interested in a career in surgery. We hope you find it helpful!