School meets pre- and elementary school at OU-HCOM’s Little People’s
Forget the pretend doctor kit. Curious kids use real stethoscopes
Kids in pre- and elementary school
OU-HCOM Little People’s Hospital at Kidfest
Grosvenor Hall 113
Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kids gain an early introduction to medicine and health care and
learn that visiting a physician doesn’t have to be unpleasant
(ATHENS, Ohio – 4.12.12) Medical instruments aren’t just for doctors
and nurses anymore. At OU-HCOM’s Little People’s Hospital,
inquisitive kids can learn to use a stethoscope, examine an
interactive mannequin used in medical training, look deep inside
another person’s ear, and more.
OU-HCOM’s Little People’s Hospital serves as an early and fun
introduction to medicine for preschool and elementary school
children, and for the cautious, may help demonstrate that visiting a
doctor doesn’t have to be unpleasant. Medical students will
introduce children to an interactive mannequin and teach them how to
take someone’s blood pressure and examine an X-ray of someone's arm
and leg, among other activities. Children who attend the event
will receive a certificate of participation.
the first time, OU-HCOM’s Little People’s Hospital will be held in
conjunction with Kidfest, the annual day of fun for children
organized and sponsored in part by Athens County Services. “Child
Safety” is the theme of the 23rd annual Kidfest on April 21 from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ohio University Convocation Center and
is no admission for Little People’s Hospital; admission to Kidfest
is $3 and children age 2 and under are free.
Area Health Education Center at OU-HCOM sponsors Little People’s