Faculty Profile: Bhatia, Nitin

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Bhatia, Nitin
Lab Contact:
Susan Demas
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
UCI Medical Center, Pavillion III 2nd floor

Research Description

Student will assist in set up of equipment and instrumentation for surgical skills procedures as well as being able to observe surgical and arthroscopic procedures. They will be taught how to prepare cadaver specimens for procedures. At times they may assist in dividing specimens and identifying them. At times you will be asked to assist surgeons during procedures. Student will be expected to assist with cleanup of instrumentation and stations post lab. Reorganizing instruments and assisting with inventory of specimens and supplies will be required. Students may at times be asked to set up and assist with procedures involving rodents for microscopic procedures.

In addition, students will receive hands on clinical research experience under the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. The experience will encompass current and future research projects giving them the opportunity to participate in different stages including, IRB submission, study startup, project design, background literature search, proposals, enrolling patients in studies, data compilation and writing/presenting research.

Availably on Tuesday/Thursday is desired, but not required. Most labs are held Thursday mornings. There are some evening and weekend labs, you are expected to be available for some but not all. Must be able to lift up to 50lbs, as instrumentation/equipment can be heavy and physically demanding. Most of work time requires standing. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in medicine, specifically surgery.

Requirements to Participate

Minimum 1 ½ year commitment. TIME COMMITMENT PER WEEK: 6- 12hrs.


Faculty Means of Evaluation

Quality of work. Team work attitude. Fulfillment of time commitment. Attendance.