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Media Alert: “Surgical Olympics” to be Held for Medical Students - 05/04/2017

Media Alert: “Surgical Olympics” to be Held for Medical Students

Release Date: May 4, 2017
Fourth year medical students who have matched to a surgical residency will compete in “Surgical Olympics.”
Credit: Johns Hopkins Medicine

As part of an intensive weeklong boot camp to prepare fourth-year medical students who have matched into a surgical residency, the Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery will hold a “Surgical Olympics.”  

Students will rotate through three stations (rated for time and accuracy), hang out in the “Olympic Village” between stations, and wrap up with a Jeopardy-style match.

The stations:

  • Three Strikes and You’re Time Out: patient identification and time out (safety checklist) in OR—students cycling through cards with cases on them
  • Staplechase: placing and removing skin staples on latex skins
  • Dress Yourself/Smokin’: students prepare OR electrocautery, then gown and glove themselves


Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery’s “Surgical Olympics”
Fourth-year Johns Hopkins medical students compete to perform basic surgical skills in a timed fashion.


Friday, May 5, 2017
1-5 p.m.


The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans St.
Baltimore, MD 21287
Minimally Invasive Surgical Training Center (MISTC), Blalock, 12th floor


Christian Jones, M.D., M.S.
Assistant professor of surgery

For the Media


Chanapa Tantibanchachai

Helen Jones