Medical students use teddy bears to teach kids about medicine

Using teddy bears as patients, Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry medical students will help teach elementary school children about health and medicine this week. As part of the Teddy Bear Hospital Project, medical students will be at Northbrae Public School to educate young children about what happens when they go to see a doctor.

As part of a worldwide initiative, the Teddy Bear Hospital Project aims to alleviate some of the fear and anxiety that children may experience during a medical visit, and introduces them to some of the tools and procedures they may encounter at the hospital or doctor’s office.

WHAT: Teddy Bear Hospital Project
WHEN: Wednesday April 5, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Northbrae Public School, 355 Belfield St, London, ON

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MEDIA CONTACT: Crystal Mackay, Media Relations Officer, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, t. 519.661.2111 ext. 80387, c. 519.933.5944, @CrystalMackay

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