About 150 Grand Rapids Public School elementary students now have a better idea of what it takes to become a doctor and have been encouraged that they can do just that. That's thanks to the 3rd annual MSU College of Human Medicine's Reach Out to Youth event Saturday morning.
Medical students and faculty planned a day of hands on workshops for the students and seminars for their parents at the MSU Secchia Center.
The theme of the day was "Play it safe: Brain Safety!" Students attended workshops teaching them about clinical skills, got suited up in medical hair nets and face masks for the anatomy workshop, participated in a hands on brain concussion experiment using an egg, and so much more.
The program is aimed at kids inner city kids ages 7-11 who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical field, and parents hoping to help maximize their child's potential.
The program's founders, Dr. King and Dr. Tynes, started the program to "boost career motivation, self-esteem and knowledge about science and medicine."