Nearly 60 students from all grades attended our Doctor for a Day event at Federal Way High School where we learned about Family Medicine and reproductive health! Our morning stations included learning why physicians ask sexual health/history questions, how different types of contraception work, and how physicians insert intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implant (Nexplanon) birth control devices! We then broke for an amazing lunch provided by the Federal Way HS cafeteria while hosting a Q&A panel of doctors, surgeons, and medical students. We then began our afternoon stations learning about prenatal and pregnancy care, a birth simulation (using models provided by the Family Medicine residency program), and an anonymous Ask Anything session centered around sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy! With such great interaction from the students, we also gave out information and resources on preparing for college! We’d like to give a huge thank you Federal Way High School and their Young Doc’s club for hosting us and helping organize the program. We’d also like to thank the University of Washington School of Medicine Family Medicine Interest Group for helping organize and provide resources! We look forward to our event next year!
Youth Participant Quotes:
- “Talking to the UW students and getting advice from them”
- “Hearing first person opinions on many different medical fields”