Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center created an innovative partnership designed to stimulate the interest of high school students for 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.
A facilitator guides the students' discussion with operating room staff, demonstrates surgical instruments used in the operation, and explains factors that cause disease and contribute to conditions that place patients on the operating table. The program then transitions live to the operating room where students see and hear the surgical teams. The surgeon explains each step of the procedures and the students can ask questions during the program. No experience compares to this interactive, live program!
Whitaker Center will be offering a Surgery Live! Extension Experience for students and educators. This innovative program will occur in person after Surgery Live! Students are required to take part in Surgery Live! to register for this experience. The Innovative Experience is a 30-minute program in the PNC Innovation Studio and Kunkle Gallery. Students will be broken into groups of 20 to dive into hands-on, interactive activities to reinforce and enrich their knowledge from the procedure seen earlier that morning. This new, exciting program is first-come, first- serve. Based on registration, you will be placed into one of the following time slots for the experience - 11:30am-12:00pm, 12:15-12:45pm, 1:00-1:30pm. When you complete your RSVP form, please respond if you are interested in adding the experience to your itinerary and Whitaker Center's Education Department will be in touch to schedule your participation.
Surgery Live! is now offered virtually! Upon registration, you will be asked if you plan to travel to Whitaker Center’s Select Medical Digital Cinema or take advantage of this exciting program from your classroom through webinar software. Both options will provide all the components of the Surgery Live! experience.
Price: $25.00 per person (for in person or virtual experience)
Innovation Experience: $10.00 per person
*Please note - All students and adults will need a ticket to the program.
November 1 - Sleeve Gastrectomy
November 10 - Robotic Hysterectomy
November 15 - Sleeve Gastrectomy
December 6 - Sleeve Gastrectomy
December 8 - Robotic Cholecystectomy
December 13 - Sleeve Gastrectomy
January 12 - Robotic Hysterectomy
January 17 - Sleeve Gastrectomy
January 19 - Robotic Cholecystectomy
February 16 - Robotic Cholecystectomy
February 21 - Lap Inguinal
February 23 - Robotic Hysterectomy
March 9 - Robotic Hysterectomy
March 14 - Lap Inguinal
March 30 - Robotic Hysterectomy
April 4 - Lap Inguinal
April 20 - Robotic Hysterectomy
April 27 - Robotic Hysterectomy
Surgery Live! is generously supported by Penn State Health and Highmark