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Campers learn about surgical robots

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Some possible future doctors and surgeons received firsthand experience at St. Joseph's/Candler.

The experience is part of the 100 Black Men of Savannah's Pathways to Success Summer Camp. Young people are spending two weeks at the hospital learning about all sorts of things - including getting to operate a surgical robot.

On Friday, they used the Da Vinci robot to pick up and move different objects.

"They're going to get an opportunity to get on to the surgical robot today and experience what it's like to manipulate the robot as the surgeons do, it will give them a sense of how easy it is to work with the robot," said Arthur Shumate, systems director of Surgical Services at Candler Hospital.

The camp will continue through next week. Students will also get to learn how to use the lift equipment used in hospitals - and how to perform CPR - among other things.

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