SOSA has been very busy during the month of January, hosting two
workshops and bringing in two guest speakers.
This year’s suturing workshops were among the largest workshops
NYIT-COM has ever seen, partly because NYIT-COM is only a month old,
but also because we had the help of multiple NYIT-COM organizations
and our very own suturing specialists in Dr. Futterman and Dr. Saggio.
Each student was equipped with a dissecting tray, scalpel, sutures,
and pig’s feet, making for a very successful suturing simulation so
we can learn and master the art of suturing. Special thanks goes out
to all organizations involved, Dr. Futterman for having all the
supplies available, and Dr. Saggio for demonstrating the proper way to
Other exciting events SOSA had the pleasure to host recently includes
bringing in 3rd year resident from Stamford Hospital, Dr. Ryan Bendl
and Interventional Urologist from North Shore LIJ, Dr. Art Rastinehad.
January 10th was the day that SOSA members and others in attendance
had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Ryan Bendl speak about the path
he took coming out of NYCOM in pursuit of emergency medicine.
Currently a 3rd year resident up at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut,
Dr. Ryan Bendl gave the audience some good information relative to
applying to residency, his opinions on taking the USMLE vs only taking
your COMLEX, and concluded with reassuring everyone that there is life
after medical school.
On January 24th, SOSA had the pleasure of bringing the only
Interventional Urologist in the world back to his roots. Dr. Art
Rastinehad, NYCOM graduate 2004 and now Interventional Urologist at
North Shore LIJ, discussed how the inadequacies in prostate screening
motivated him to make a difference. His conclusion, perform a guided
biopsy with an imaging modality that combines both ultrasound and MRI.
During his discussion, Dr. Art Rastinehad explained his research that
aims to prove increased sensitivity and patient satisfaction with his
method of screening.
SOSA wants to thank all those who came out to the suturing workshops
and listened to our guest speakers this month. Without the support
from our fellow classmates, Dr. Saggio, and Dr. Futterman this month
would not have been such a success.