June 18, 2008

Children See Teddy Doctor

Medical students will be holding a Teddy Bear Hospital for young children later this month.

The Keele University branch of Medsin will be hosting the event at Forsbrook Primary School, in Cheadle Road, Blythe Bridge, at 1pm on June 25.

The event offers the opportunity for one-to-one consultations with children, increasing confidence for the students while reducing childhood anxiety about hospitals and doctors, and promoting child health.

Medical students will deliver workshops on health-related topics, such as healthy eating, road safety and experiencing disability.

Children will then take part in one-to-one consultations with a teddy bear doctor.

Medsin is a national network of students with an interest in health. Its Keele branch is chaired by year four medical student, Sam Creavin, and supported financially by the university's medical school.

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