IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Twelve students from Irvington High School recently participated in a two-night robotics surgery program at White Plains Hospital, where they worked alongside medical professionals.
The students were provided with the unique opportunity through a partnership between Irvington High School and White Plains Hospital. They met with a robotics surgeon, physician assistant and nurse on the first day of the program before working in a simulator lab on the second day.
“The goal of the program was to expose students to careers in robotics — not necessarily around medicine, but through the lens of this lab,” Principal David Cohen said. “We see this as a positive opportunity for all students.”
Students said they enjoyed working with the simulator, appreciated the opportunity to learn about the different career options in the field and understood the importance of teamwork in the operating room.
“Everyone took home something meaningful from the experience,” said junior Dillon Palmieri said. “Learning about and operating the robots certainly opened up my eyes to the potential in this field and has expanded my interest in science. The doctors and staff at the White Plains Hospital were extremely informative and answered all of our questions.”
The following students took part in the program: Riley Conklin, Cleo Davidowitz, Bradley Goldsmith, Deepthi Kailis, Daniel Marshall, Ainsley Mendelson, Dillon Palmieri, Haley Passov, Dina Pekelis, Evan Pickar, Avani Saggi and Claire Song.