UMMC’s program inspires students looking at careers in medicine

UMMC’s program inspires students looking at careers in medicine

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Lillian Lewis held a clamp-like tool grasping a suture thread in her right hand and forceps in the other. Hands steady and focus unwavering, she laid her first stitch. Then another.

For 17-year-old Lillian, it was first her go at suturing, albeit on a lacerated banana.

“I like a good challenge,” she said from behind her blue and white polka-dotted mask.

The handful of Mississippi high school students, gathered around suturing kits and scalpel-sliced bananas in a University of Mississippi Medical Center classroom during summer break, are familiar with the feeling. The room was full of students who crave a challenge. It’s what brought them to UMMC’s Insight Summer Enrichment Program.

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