Recently Xavier University School of Medicine had the pleasure of hosting 2 local schools; St. Anna and St. Franciscus, on a visit to the University. The local students had a chance to tour the school and take part in activities with some current Xavier Students. This visit gave the local students an opportunity to learn about medicine in a hands on environment and allow them to raise their interest in potentially pursuing a career in medicine.
Check out what 2 Xavier students thought about the visit:
“Being a volunteer at Xavier’s extracurricular activities has always given me positive rewards, such as being a part of the Local Schools Visit organization members.
Campus tours were conducted where the students had activities both in our Microscopy and Anatomy laboratories. More than experience, it was an opportunity to practice my knowledge from past semesters and appreciate the local children’s interests in being a part of the health professional’s society in the near future, or simply their amazement by the human body. Engaging in conversations, answering questions and being aware of all the thoughts from a different generation adds up to being a good listener, one of our most important skills when it comes to being a great doctor, plus it’s always fun to be around kids.
I can only thank PIMG and our Faculty involved in such opportunity!” – Victoria Galli, MD 2
“A few weeks ago, PMIG (Pediatric Medicine Interest Group) had the privilege to have 2 elementary schools come to our campus. The reason of their visit was to get a tour of our establishment and also learn a few things about our school. I think it’s safe to say that they really enjoyed themselves, they had a chance to go into the microscope lab, and we held a mini health fair for them checking their vision, reflexes and blood pressure. We also showed them different parts of the human anatomy on the anatomage. They were fascinated, and we, as PMIG, couldn’t be happier with the outcome. We are thrilled to inspire and cultivate the interest of medicine in the children on the island.” – Marie-Claire Larmonie, MD 5