Monday, June 8, 2015

Mini-Medical School 2015

Dr. Akala (left), Dr. Hultgren (center) and Dr. Carey (right) visited 5th grade classes for PS4's Mini-Med School.

Dr. Aaron Hultgren, who specializes in emergency medicine at NYU/Langone Medical Center and who is now Assistant Professor at NYU's School of Medicine, has been bringing his Mini-Medical School Program to PS4 since 2010.  With the help of medical students, Dr. Hultgren allows 5th grade students to have a better understanding of the human body. 

This year, he brought Dr. Akala, Dr. Sani (not pictured) and Dr. Carey!  Over the course of three sessions, PS4 students learned about the cardiovascular system, the central nervous system, and the musculoskeletal system.  Activities included listening to heart sounds, testing nerve reflexes, examining the pupil reflex, making a splint for a broken bone, and the students even created a simulated brain and performed heart surgery on damaged vessels.   They showed what they learned through station challenges.  They were also required to answer questions and perform activities based on the different body systems.

To see highlights from Dr. Hultgren's previous visits, click here!  To see a professional video from our 2013 Mini-Med School, click here!   We love you, Dr. Hultgren!  On behalf of the students and teachers, thank you for inspiring our young scholars and allowing them to make valuable connections to the real world.

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