Emergency Information Take Over
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Dr. Yvette Rooks found plenty of right answers to her questions about nutrition and exercise.
More than 30 children between the ages of 5 and 16 had a taste of medical school throughout July and August when the University of Maryland School of Medicine held its third annual
Things kicked off July 8 with a lesson from Dr. Yvette Rooks, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, about the importance of eating well and exercising. The campers, many of whom have participated in previous sessions of
The final session brought the campers to campus, where they had a hands-on session in the Department of Medical & Research Technology. McGruff the Crime Dog also paid the children a visit, during a presentation from the UMB Police about safety. Things ended with lunch, where the children were presented with graduation certificates for successfully participating in this year’s program.
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Truman the Kidsville Dragon poses with some of the girl campers.
Dr. Pumplin's presentation got the campers jumping.
McGruff the Crime Dog talked to the campers about preventing and reporting crimes.
A computer game helped the children learn about antibiotics.
The smaller visitors played a card game that helped them identify bad germs. The one who found the germ-free star card was the winner.