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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