On July 17th, Tufts students and faculty organized the Mini Medical School at the Boston Museum of Science. Led by Dr. Ing, students and faculty taught middle school children about general anatomy, dental anatomy and caries, suture techniques on a banana, medical emergencies, blood pressure, and more.
Shoutout to one of the students, Alexandra Galante’s father for making the Mini Medical School banner and background used for the photo booth for the kids!
Dr. Ing reflects: “One of the students told me she wanted to be a lawyer and didn’t really want to be at the mini medical school event in the morning. By the end of the class, she said she wanted to be a neurosurgeon and wanted to wear the gown, mask, and gloves home.”
The goal of the Mini Medical School is to encourage youth to consider medicine and dentistry in their future career goals by supporting the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) movement. Check out these photos from the event!