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February 4, 2013

Students get a look into medical careers at Wayne State


When Dr. Carolyn King was going to medical school at Wayne State University back in 1989, she had an idea to get the children in her community excited about health and medicine. "I thought wouldn't it be fun if we could get the little kids in to see what it takes to be a doctor," she said. "We started with about 40 kids. They were my cousins, nieces, nephews, the church kids." Those early lessons on health and wellness have since become an annual program that brings in hundreds of elementary and middle school children to the university to get a glimpse of what it's like to be a health professional. On Saturday, around 200 children as young as seven gathered at the Wayne State University School of Medicine's Scott Hall for the 24th annual "Reach Out to Youth" event presented by the university's Black Medical Association student organization. The event featured lectures and hands-on seminars exploring different health topics and was led by current medical school students.


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