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Truckee, North Tahoe students get real world experience in the operating room

(By Hannah Jones, Sierra Sun)
RENO — Before heading into the operating room, Abigail Rodriguez planned to one day become a registered nurse.

She was among a group of about 80 students from North Tahoe, Truckee and Incline high schools who got to step into the shoes of an orthopedic surgeon last week, helping to perform a knee replacement surgery on a cadaver at the University of Nevada, Reno Medical Center.

And, after getting the up-close look at her career choice, she said the experience only solidified her goals. (Read full article...)