On April 19, 2012 the UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group hosted a suture workshop at the Primary Care Pavilion. The event, sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine's Medical Student Education Program, was attended by over 30 medical students who learned suturing techniques and practiced under the supervision of Family Medicine Physicians and Residents.
This event is the second such event for the FMIG. In September 2011 the FMIG hosted their first such event, Primary Care Procedures at the PCP.
The Family Medicine faculty physicians on hand were Drs. Juliet McKee, Victor Sierpina and Kyu Kim Jana. The resident physicians assisting medical students were Drs. Branka Kosarac, Myers Hurt, Evan Underwood and Jose Perez-Enriquez. Dr. Perez-Enriquez also started the workshop with a presentation on the different approaches of suturing and knot tying techniques. The FMIG student leaders for the evening were Rachel Marinch, MS3, Christine Horstmeyer, MS3 and Matthew Carpenter, MS4. The FMIG would like to thank the support staff of Family Medicine who help facilitate the workshop - Diedra Walters, Shirley Pearson and Cassi Boatwright.
The FMIG will be hosting a number of events later in 2012. They plan to host their annual Strolling Through the Match event on August 16th, another Primary Care Procedures at the PCP on September 27, 2012, and a residency fair on October 25th.
The Family Medicine Interest Group is an interest group for medical students at UTMB Health who are interested in Family Medicine. If you are interested in participating, please visit their page on Facebook for more information or contact the Department of Family Medicine Medical Student Education program.