UCC Surgical Society Awarded at the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting

From left to right: Carlos González Aquino, MD FACS, Chairman-program committee of ACS Puerto Rico Chapter Mónica Camelo Pardo, MSIII Patricia J. Numann, MD FACS President of American College of Surgeons Elizabeth Vilches Grillo MSIII Patricia Maymí Castrodad MSI Frances Jacinto Hernandez MSIII Eric Astacio Gonzalez MSIII Gregorio Sicard, MD FACS Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery ,Washington University School of Medicine , Honorary ACS Puerto Rico Chapter member. Ramón K. Sotomayor MD FACS, Council of ACS Puerto Rico Chapter

UCC proudly announces that its student interest group, Surgical Society, was awarded with the first place at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American College of Surgeons, Puerto Rico Chapter. The students Monica Camelo, Elizabeth Vilches, Frances Jacinto, Patricia Maymi and Eric Astacio presented a Poster on an “Affordable Solution to Develop Laparoscopic Skills” which was judged by the President of the American College of Surgeons, Patricia J. Numann, MD, FACS, Ramon K. Sotomayor MD, Gregorio Sicard MD among other committee members. This first place was awarded among other posters presented by medical residents and physicians. It is the first time that medical students are able to receive such an important recognition from the American College of Surgeons.