Medical Monday: Girls, Inc. members get robotic surgery training

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Medical professionals at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center hosted members of Girls, Inc. for a hands-on surgical simulation. The girls had the opportunity to use a robotic surgery tool known as the da Vinci.

Girls, Inc. is an organization that teaches young girls to be strong, smart and bold. This hands-on experience helped expose the girls to careers in the medical field.

Certified Scrub Tech Candy Glenn was a Girls, Inc. member when she was young and helped teach the girls about the da Vinci when they visited Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center.

"Research has proven that girls tend to shy away when it comes to math and science programs, so this is a way to show them that they can be smart enough to do this, be bold enough to try it," explained Glenn.

After the experience, several of the Girls, Inc. members expressed their desire to pursue careers in the medical field.