Operating theaters in PUMCH is huge. There is one surgical building which consists of three floors as operating theaters. Forty-eight operating rooms are included in the surgical building, in which eight operating rooms are for emergency operations. Eighteen operating rooms are in the internal medicine department.
There are approximately 160 to 240 operations done here in PUMCH from Monday to Friday. Opportunities are available to see different types of surgeries, including cardiovascular, brain, orthopedics, gynecological, neurology, plastic surgeries etc. Robot assisted surgeries were started into practice here in PUMCH since last year. However, it is not yet available for students.
I have two weeks practice opportunities here in the operating theater. Thus my goal of this experience is mainly focusing on understanding the systematic team work in the operating theater, and size opportunities to see different types of surgeries.