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Surgery Live!


Watch professionals perform surgical procedures. In real life. In real time.

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center have created an innovative partnership designed to stimulate the interest of high school students in careers in health care. With the support of Highmark BlueShield, Surgery Live! at Whitaker Center connects students to the operating rooms of Hershey Medical Center through interactive high-definition videoconferencing technology.


Students see and hear the surgical teams in real time and are able to ask questions during surgical procedures. A facilitator guides the students' discussion with operating room staff, demonstrate surgical instruments used in the operation, and explain factors that cause disease and contribute to conditions that place patients on the operating table.

NEW in 2018/2019 - Surgery Live! will take place in Select Medical Digital Cinema. We're increasing the capacity and the size of the screen...to 4 stories!

Capacity: 200 people.

Program duration: up to 2 hours


Regular Admission                  

Adults/Students $25.00 per person

SDPC Participants Admission

Adults/Students $23.00 per person


Please contact our Group Sales Coordinator at groupsales@whitakercenter.org or by phone at 717-724-3849 for pricing information if you may qualify for our Educational Outreach Fund (EOF), with 40% or more of your school or district students receiving free or reduced lunches (first come first served, based on availability)

Surgery Live! 2018-2019 Dates Coming Soon!

Please note: 

  • Surgery Live! is reserved for student groups and is not offered to the general public
  • Surgery Live! is only available to school groups of 10 or more 
  • Due to the graphic nature of live surgery, students must be in grade 7 or above to attend
  • Each Surgery Live! program is scheduled from 9:00am-11:30am. Due to the nature of live surgery, the actual session may end earlier or later than scheduled.

 Surgery Live! is generously supported by Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Highmark

  

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