Doctor for a Day
On Tuesday, May 12th, 20 CPCS students, clad in scrubs and armed with stethescopes, became "Doctors for a Day" at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. The event was sponsored by FAMIS in collaboration with the Beginning with Children Foundation and the Columbia University Department of Urology.
This second annual visit offered 3rd-5th grade students a deeper understanding of the world of medicine. Students learned about organ transplants, ultrasound, and laparoscopy, and they discussed the importance of healthy eating with a nutritionist.
After "suiting up" for surgery, students got to practice their surgical skills at the laparoscopy training lab. Big fun was then mixed with advanced technology as students peered into their own bodies using an advanced ultrasound machine. Lectures on the history of medical innovation underscored the power of creative thinking and stressed to students that, with hard work, they may become their generation's next great thinkers.
Beginning with Children Foundation founders Joe and Carol Reich took part in the event, along with their friend Jaime Landman, MD, who hosted the students. CPCS teacher Maggie Cho and school aide Jessica Lord Charles led the students on their trip.