UMMC trains Baltimore students to become surgical technicians

Some Baltimore City school students said their future is brighter because of a special partnership with the University of Maryland Medical Center. Over several years, UMMC has partnered with Edmondson-Westside High School on a unique surgical technician training program that provides vocational training and, ultimately, jobs for students in west Baltimore. The partnership is one of three high school programs on the East Coast that offers surgical technician training. A simulation lab built by UMMC offers space for the high school seniors to not only practice but learn through real-life operating room experiences. The students are fulfilling requirements to become certified surgical technicians.