April 21, 2011
Children Learned About Healthy Living While Attending American Osteopathic Association’s Mini-Medical School in Batavia
Adam D. Lee, DO, of Crest Hill, Ill., (left) demonstrates proper hand washing technqiues to children at Alice Gustafson School in Batavia, Ill. Basic hygiene was one of the many ways first- through third-graders learned about staying healthy during the American Osteopathic Association’s Mini-Medical School, held April 20 at the elementary school. (Photo courtesy of the American Osteopathic Association.)
(CHICAGO) — Students at Alice Gustafson School in Batavia, Ill., learned how to clean a cut and how different medical instruments are used during a physical examination at the physician’s office during the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Mini-Medical School.
The AOA—in partnership with the Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society—hosted a mini-medical school on April 20 for first- through third-graders at Alice Gustafson Elementary School. Osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students from the Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Ill., educated children about how the human body works as well as explained the basics of staying healthy and physically fit.
Students who completed the mini-medical school received a certificate of completion and a workbook featuring fun activities based on the six health stations they visited during the event that will help them remember what they learned. The health stations focused on bone health, medical instruments, hygiene and germs, organs, nutrition and exercise.
The mini-medical school was held as part of National Osteopathic Medicine Week.*
High-resolution photos of the event are available upon request by calling Vicki Martinka at (312) 202-8159 or Nicole Grady at (312) 202-8038.
*National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week 2011 is April 17-23. NOM Week brings the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on one common goal— increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and DOs in communities across the country.
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The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) proudly represents its professional family of more than 70,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs); promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools; and has federal authority to accredit hospitals and other health care facilities. More information on DOs/osteopathic medicine can be found at www.osteopathic.org.
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Cathy L. Munro, DO, of Winfield, Ill., explains how the spine works during the American Osteopathic Association’s Mini-Medical School, held April 20 at Alice Gustafson School in Batavia, Ill. A graduate of the elementary school, Dr. Munro was one of many osteopathic physicians (DOs) who, along with osteopathic medical students from the Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Ill., educated first- through third-graders about how the human body works as well as explained the basics of staying healthy and physically fit. (Photo courtesy of the American Osteopathic Association.)