• Using soft tissue from pigs’ feet and flanks, more than 40 students tried their hands at suturing during a workshop this fall coordinated by Kaiming Wu M2, President of the Surgery Interest Group. Surgery Department Chair Jaime Rodriguez, M.D., teamed up with five other surgeons from local hospitals to explore the nuances of needle-holding, needle-driving, and knot-tying.
• Also this past fall, five students from the Pasteur Panther Community visited second graders at Nathan B. Young Elementary school in Opa-Locka to discuss nutrition and health. Topics included how to read nutrition labels, review food groups and understand the basic nutrition pyramid.
• The Medical Student Council’s annual Winter Ball took place in December at The Palms in South Beach, raising awareness and much-needed supplies for Lotus House, a local shelter for homeless women and their infants. Medical students attending the event donated childcare supplies to the shelter.
• To support the hard work of the Panther Communities, four dining and recreation areas have been completed for the students. The official opening and ribbon cutting ceremony took place March 9.
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