On January 11th & 12th, UVA’s Family Medicine 3rd year residents created an unforgettable event for local sixth graders. The students were introduced to healthy lifestyle choices and treated to hands-on activities to learn about common conditions. Most students only interact with a doctor for around 15 minutes a year during their annual checkup, this program allows them to get face-to-face interaction with physicians and researchers in a social setting. The students are encouraged to ask questions and discuss any personal stories they or their family members may have experienced with relation to these health conditions.
This program works directly with UVA’s Health System and the Thomas Jefferson Health District’s goals of implementing healthy education to local children.
Check out last year’s NBC story here.