Hosting events at Africatown continues to be a special day for Doctor for a Day. This was our second Cardiovascular & Pulmonary event this year and we were fortunate to have a great group of clinicians and medical student volunteers who engaged over 20 students throughout the day. During the morning rotations, students were able to see live cardiac ultrasounds of a pediatric and adult heart. They also were guided through heart anatomy using a heart model and simulated a cardiovascular/pulmonary clinic visit. Our lunch panel included underrepresented medical students and physicians who discussed their paths into medicine and provided advice for pursuing health professions. The day ended with learning how to perform cardiovascular and pulmonary physical exam techniques, viewing cardiovascular and pulmonary histology pathology, and another fascinating smoking prevention presentation by Tar Wars leaders who were equipped with healthy and diseased pig lungs. Thank you to Teroshua Thomas with Africatown for always providing a warm and welcoming space for students to connect and thrive.
Youth Participant Quotes:
- “I liked that I got a chance to ask questions and make connections, and I liked the different stations”
- “Seeing old faces and learning new things”
- “Everything! It was nice to hear all this wonderful information and don’t get me started on the food!”