Seton Hall University

Live Suture Clinic Brings Pre-Health Students Together  

Pre-Professional Advising CenterThe Pre-Professional Advising Center hosted a Live Suture Clinic with the Princeton Review and the Army this past week. This clinic provided students from all majors and prospective career paths with the opportunity to come together and participate in a hands-on experience to develop their confidence and suture skills. This event was the second event held in conjunction with the Princeton Review, the first being the MCAT Strategy Session. The Pre-Professional Advising Center was developed to help students achieve their career goals. This clinic is just one of the examples of the many exploratory workshops and resources the P-PAC provides to its students to assist with professional school readiness.

A group of students practicing suture skills. In this clinic students were taught the importance of learning suture skills early as well as the different suturing techniques. It is uncommon for undergraduate students to get such hands-on experience and the P-PAC was happy to provide this opportunity to its students. Students learned the interrupted stitch which is commonly used to close wounds. They were able to learn the stitch directly from an instructor in front of them and then had the opportunity to do it themselves multiple times with direct feedback from the army. 

A student practicing suture skills. The army provided students with suture kits that mimicked skin to give students an authentic experience. Students were also taught about healthcare in the Army and the benefits they would receive if they chose this path. The army is currently recruiting for a range of health professions such as doctors, nurses, and dieticians. This was an opportunity for students to ask questions and to explore opportunities they may not have thought of before. 

The Pre-Professional Advising Center will continue to provide its students with relevant and hands on experience to enhance their skills and is excited for next semester and what is to come. They are committed to the ideals of community, personal development, and professional development.   

Categories: Health and Medicine

For more information, please contact:

  • Chantal Vergara
  • (973) 275-2477