Doctor for a day: Hundreds of local children, parents to experience medicine hands-on SaturdayJanuary 30, 2013
MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
The 24th annual “Reach Out to Youth” event presented by the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Black Medical Association student organization will welcome up to 300 students ages 7 to 11 interested in medicine, and educate 200 parents about maximizing their child’s educational potential and living a healthier lifestyle. Volunteer medical faculty and medical students will teach the children about anatomy, physiology, nutrition and clinical medicine. Student workshops are designed to motivate students and lead them to careers in the medical profession, as well as educate them on the science behind healthy living and eating.
Reach Out to Youth was co-founded by School of Medicine alumni, and targets urban youth to boost career motivation, self-esteem and knowledge about science and medicine.
Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Registration begins at 8 a.m.)
The School of Medicine’s Gordon H. Scott Hall of Basic Medical Sciences
540 E. Canfield St., Detroit
Up to 300 children 7 to 11 years old from Detroit; 200 of their parents and guardians, Wayne State faculty and Wayne State medical students
Founded in 1868, the Wayne State University School of Medicine is the largest single-campus medical school in the nation, with more than 1,000 medical students. In addition to undergraduate medical education, the school offers master’s degree, Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. programs in 14 areas of basic science to about 400 students annually.
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