'Mad respect': Students get hands-on training at Mills Surgery Center

Ontario, Calif.-based Mills Surgery Center gave Medical Sales College students from San Diego the chance to gain hands-on experience.

What you should know:

1. Students in a sports medicine class learned how to perform knee and shoulder scopes. They also learned how to evaluate each joint.

2. Students developed an understanding of how difficult it is to perform arthroscopy, according to Medical Sales College Vice President of Training Thiana Nebel. Medical Sales College is based in Lone Tree, Colo.

3. The experience becomes challenging when students are given a scope, asked to pass the suture or and do a labral or cuff repair with the shoulder in lateral, Ms. Nebel said on LinkedIn.

"That's when the fun begins as I start to see noses and mouths scrunched in frustration and eyes focused with determination," she said. "Comments like 'this is insane,' 'mad respect' and 'they make it look so easy' start flying, and I smile as I watch our students gain an appreciation for the skillful art of arthroscopy."

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