Intro to Surgery

Local students get an “Intro to Surgery” at Inova Alexandria Hospital’s O.R.

Inova Alexandria Hospital has partnered with the Claude Moore Charitable Fund to offer seniors at T.C. Williams High School the opportunity to learn about surgery and operating procedures.

The Claude Moore Scholars Surgical Tech Program is a two-year course of study. During this time students experience a combination of classroom and clinical work. The clinical rotation takes place at Inova Alexandria Hospital.

Following the program, students should be able to prepare the operating room; prepare patients for surgery; assist the surgeon with the operating process; operate lights, suction machines and diagnostic equipment during the operating procedure; and clear the operating room after a surgical procedure.

Course study includes: a history of surgery, hazards in the operating room, biomedical principles, perioperative case management and minimally invasive surgery.

Real-World Experience

For more information about the Claude Moore Scholars Surgical Tech Program, contact Hanna Felleke, Inova Alexandria Hospital Community Affairs Executive, at 703.504.3618.