Pre-med students at Gannon University Monday night got a hands on learning experience, practicing their suturing techniques.
A team of physicians and residents from Saint Vincent was on hand to help. Students learned to stitch using pigs feet. Turns out, there's a specific reason for that.
"Everyone wants to know why we use pigs feet," said Dr. Sarah Ewing, Assistant Biology Professor at Gannon University. "We use pigs feet because the skin of the pig is very similar to human skin, so hopefully they'll have a similar sense of the feel as they use suturing materials."
While doing this, students had chance to use what they've learned at Gannon, while interacting with professional in their future fields.