Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Holds Interactive Workshop with Area Students

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital staff with area high school students who participated in the event.

High School students from Lamar CISD and other local area school districts received hands-on health care training at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. The students participated in a program called the Hands-On Health Care Workshop. As part of the program, students got the opportunity to participate in interactive health care simulations, including suturing, practicing CPR, inserting IV catheters and playing a game that simulates robotic assisted surgery.

“Through Hands-On Health Care, students get a hands-on simulation to learn exactly what doctors and nurses do on a daily basis and that gets them interested in health care,” said Dr. Majid Basit, a cardiologist with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. “The reason we’re doing this is to excite our youth of today so they can become the health care workers of tomorrow.”

The students received instruction from a Memorial Hermann cardiologist, surgeon, obstetrician and critical care doctor.

“The Lamar CISD Career and Technical Education department is excited to partner with Memorial Herman for this educational experience,” said Dr. Kayse Lazar, Executive Director of Career Technical Education (CTE) & College, Career, & Military Readiness (CCMR). “These are the kind of real-world, hands-on opportunities the District seeks to provide for our students so they can make informed post-secondary decisions. These Health Science students had the opportunity to see what happens on a day-to-day basis in the healthcare field because of an amazing business stakeholder willing to invest in our students.”

The event was such a success Dr. Basit hopes to continue the Hands-On Health Care Workshop next summer.