Students View Open Heart Surgery

Students from Honors Anatomy and Physiology attended a field trip to Allegheny General Hospital to view open heart surgery. The students were able to watch an aortic aneurysm repair during the visit. They also were able to learn about the various roles of individuals in the operating room, such as the surgeon, physician assistant, nurse, anesthesiologist, nurse anesthetist, and surgery tech. Students were able to ask questions and get insight into the variety of jobs available in the medical field.