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...)