Students attend suturing workshop

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Students learn to suture wounds during the March 21 workshop (ABDULLAH AL-TEKREETI PHOTO)

By Abdullah Al-Tekreeti

UNIVERSITY CITY, SHARJAH – Using suturing kits and artificial skin models, American University of Sharjah students practiced sewing wounds shut during a March 21 workshop held by AUS’ Network of Students in Medicine and Health and St. George’s University.

AUS student and NeSMAH President Tuleen Khalil said that this event gave many pre-med students their “first ever hands-on experience in the medical field, even if it’s not true to form.”

After the workshop, students interested in the pre-med track were invited to a presentation to learn more about that St. George’s University’s medical programs.

NeSMAH is a student-led inter-university organization that aims to guide students interested in careers in fields related to health. It has branches in many universities, including AUS, Khalifa University, and Gulf Medical University, among others.