Once at the program, students chose from a range of medical "experiences." Among those offered during this session were a chiropractic health center, the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Siamec, a mobile medical patient simulation center, and Dr. Samadi's robotic surgery. Maureen Carnakie-Baker, Regional Manager for NYLF/MED, shared that Dr. Samadi's experience "ranked very high; live surgery is always a hit."
The students attended the 7:00 am live surgery, witnessing the event via closed circuit TV at a Mount Sinai Medical Center education facility. Immediately following the surgery Dr. Samadi joined the students for a question and answer session. Students had the opportunity to ask Dr. Samadi directly about the specifics of the procedure ranging from the limited blood loss, to patient recovery time, to the amount of training required in order to perform such procedures. "Seeing the students' enthusiasm and hearing their insightful questions was a great thrill. I love when people are as excited about robotic surgery as I am."
Carnakie-Baker pursued Dr. Samadi after learning of his vast experience in robotic prostatectomy procedures and witnessing his charismatic nature on Fox 5 Good Day NY. Carnakie-Baker selected Dr. Samadi as a top urologist in his field and was very happy when he agreed to perform the live surgery. "To get people as engaging as Dr. Samadi is a wonderful thing all the way around. The students get to hear from someone who wants to give back and wants to mentor," said Carnakie-Baker.
Carnakie-Baker believes Dr. Samadi's live robotic prostatectomy program was a huge success. "It was fantastic. The students were really, really engaged. Dr. Samadi really understands his target audience and how to
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