NSUCOM's Student Club News
By Christine Baxter
M1 Representative, NSUCOM Student Club
Group shot of M1s and M2s at
12th Annual Day of Children's health fair.
|Jaime Pozzy showing children at the fair
where the organs are in your body.
|Hala Alsalhi talks about the digestive
system to a captivated audience.
Ashley Van Putten, Peds Club President,
paints a spiderman face on young boy.
On September 20, 2015, more than 50 members of NSUCOM's Pediatrics Club had a blast helping out at the 12th Annual Day for Children’s Health Fair. A Day for Children is one of the largest known health fairs in Florida. From 11:00 am until 5:00 pm, NSUCOM Pediatrics Club members assisted community healthcare professionals in providing free health assessments. We arrived in shifts throughout the day and engaged local children on topics of nutrition and anatomy as we provided resources for their parents and caretakers in order to optimize their child’s overall health. We took weights and distributed BMI charts with accurate assessments and recommendations from local pediatricians. We painted faces, made balloon animals, played operation, and let kids of all ages play doctor on us with doctors' kits as we gave them enthusiastic lessons in taking vitals. Over 3,000 children from all over South Florida received attentive care and encouragement in a fun, dynamic environment. All the pediatrics club members greatly enjoyed themselves as we were reminded of the joys to come in our desired specialty and the ability we have now to provide basic health education that can significantly impact the lives of young people!