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Dr. Sugg

Emergency room Dr. Michael Sugg teaches a Western Michigan University student how to suture during a lab sponsored by Lansing, Michigan, Medical Recruiting Center last year.

Suturing Labs Enhance Medical Recruiting

By Maj. Kimberly Sugg
Lansing Medical Center

Lansing, Michigan, Medical Recruiting Center is hosting labs that teach suturing skills to prospective and current medical students at top-tier universities to help establish a pipeline of potential recruits.

Four labs have been held since September at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine and Michigan State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine. The next is scheduled for April.

During the two-hour labs, students learn the basic instrument tie, simple interrupted suture, and running interlocking stitch for wound closure. They also are given information about the Health Professions Scholarship Program, Medical and Dental School Stipend Program, Health Professions Loan Repayment Program, and the Specialized Training Assistance Program.

Classes, averaging 25 students, include a presentation by emergency room Dr. Michael Sugg, a former Army Reserve Soldier and HPSP recipient, about leadership opportunities in the Army and training he received from Tripler and Brooke Army Medical Centers.

"Students thought it was really interesting hearing about the experiences in the medical field in the Army and enjoyed learning how to suture," said Heidi Lange, pre-health advisor for Saginaw Valley State University.

The labs have produced several leads, one contract, student requests for additional labs and Army information, and the opportunity to shadow Sugg in the emergency room.

"The group liked hearing about Dr. Sugg's experiences," said Hannah Miller, president of the Family Medicine Interest Group at Michigan State University.


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