Medical students show they care
Second year medical students at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, hosted a health fair yesterday to show the general public they care about their health
Yesterday’s health fair targeted students, staff and the public who visited a variety of booths where they were able to have health checks, and also interact with professionals representing health companies showcasing products and services.
Althea Pascall, health and safety officer for Cave Hill’s Medical Student Association told Barbados TODAY the fair was not only organized to give students the opportunity to practise what they had been learning in the classroom, but also for the public to see they truly cared about their future patients.
Those who attended the fair were also exposed to facts about diseases, and information on diagnoses and treatment.
A car wreckage sponsored by Cave Hill’s office of student services was also on site, not only to raise an awareness of drink-driving, but also show the consequences of engaging in the act.
“We also have a doctor that is going to present today so that they can get advice on things that they want to know about. It is also about practising our interpersonal skills with the public and getting more familiar with what we have to do when we go to the hospital.
“We are only second year students; so when we get to third year, we really have to apply our knowledge; and this health fair is a great way that we can do that,” Pascall said.
Experts from The National Council On Substance Abuse were also in attendance to offer pertinent information to participants.