NSU-COM enthusiastically presents the Doctor's Bag program. Doctor's Bag recognizes the fears children may have with visiting the doctor. Therefore, this program works toward easing those fears of unfamiliarity and helping a child become more comfortable with the doctor. This program is intended to reach children in the local community, from hospitals, preschools, and elementary schools (may range from grades K-2).
Student doctors volunteer to visit the children in the local community. Several stations are setup for increasing awareness of what a doctor does, to teach basic anatomy, and to discuss hygiene with the children. The children will be split into groups and will visit each station. Some of the activities that are included are listed below.
The timing of this program varies by the number of children and the number of volunteers. It typically lasts about 2 hours facilitated by osteopathic medical student doctors. The program takes place throughout the school year; however the schedule is usually determined at the beginning of each semester. If you are interested in participating in the Doctor's Bag Program, please contact the Office of Student Affairs