VirtaMed proudly supported the Perry Initiative Outreach Program's event at the Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, giving a unique opportunity for high school students to try their hands at orthopedic surgery. Mixed reality simulators allow students to try surgery in an accessible, risk-free environment - the perfect chance to inspire young women to be leaders in the exciting fields of Orthopedic Surgery and Engineering!
Guided by Dr. Mary Mulcahey, Director of Tulane’s Women’s Sports Medicine Program, students completed simulated diagnostic and therapeutic knee procedures on the VirtaMed ArthroS™.
Students were also joined by Carolyn Mattes-O'Brien, Research Engineer at VirtaMed. Carolyn shared her experiences, from growing up in Texas to studying Aerospace Engineering at MIT, and her current PhD in Health Science Technology at ETH Zurich.
As students consider their future in medicine and/or engineering, Carolyn left them with 4 key points to remember: