Students get hands-on at Suture Clinic

An update from Alyssa Eubank, SMU News intern: They’re not doctors yet, but for the third year in a row 40 SMU students gathered in Dedman Life Science to learn the finer points of surgical stitching. Participants in the SMU Suture Clinic learned multiple types of sutures from an Army Reserve surgeon, including when and where to use specific sutures and how to apply them. The clinic is so popular, organizers had to create a waitlist. Kaplan offered the special clinic to Alpha Epsilon Delta members as a tool to better prepare pre-medical students for real-life situations in medical fields. The AED auctions off a Kaplan prep course during the clinic every year. Kaplan partnered with the Army to bring [...]