Intuitive Collaboration

Intuitive Foundation proudly supports educational programs focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Intuitive Foundation has partnered with HCC to provide our high school students with hands-on experience understanding the role of engineering and robotics in healthcare. Intuitive Surgical (an Intuitive Foundation sponsor) provides engineers to travel the country along with a mobile surgical robot make time to meet with HCC high school students and their medical student mentors.

Nicky Goodson, PMP

Director, New Product Verification & Pkg Engineering, I&A at Intuitive Surgical

Ms. Nicky Goodson manages the Intuitive-Health Career Collaborative partnership.

Preparing for the Intuitive Experience:
Prior to meeting with engineers from Intuitive Surgical, medical student mentors prepare high school students with case-based curriculum emphasizing surgical anatomy and the role of robotics in the operating room.

After studying the surgical cases with medical student mentors, high school students are ready to meet with Intuitive Surgical engineers who demonstrate robotic devices that save lives in the operating room and inspire high school students to consider careers in bio-engineering.

This brief video documents one of the Intuitive mobile visits to an HCC high school in Philadelphia. Intuitive is providing this experience to HCC high school students from low-income and underrepresented communities around the country.