Doctors Back To School Program press releases and news
Five physicians and a medical student visited Lenart Regional Gifted Center on Chicago’s South Side. At least 270 students, from Kindergarten to 8th grade participated in individual classroom the visits. During the visits, many of the students had an opportunity to ask questions about becoming a physician and engage in role play.
On April 16, 2008, for the second consecutive year, the AMA held a DBTS visit at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, MD. This visit was held in conjunction with the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) in Washington, DC. Approximately 700 7th and 8th grade students and six physicians and medical students participated.
A second visit to the Mililani Middle School located in Mililani, Hawaii, just outside of Honolulu, took place on Nov. 8, 2007. This visit was requested by the school subsequent to a DBTS visit in August 2007. The format was an hour long presentation that was followed by a question and answer period.
Physicians and AMA staff visited the John J. Pershing West Magnet School, a Chicago public school that was created through the Renaissance 2010 initiative. The format for this visit entailed individual classroom visits for each group. Each team assigned to the classroom typically consisted of one or two physicians and one AMA staff member. Classroom activities included a combination of lectures, question-and-answer sessions, medical spelling bee, trivia questions, and displaying props such as x-rays.
Physicians visited the Mililani Middle School located in Mililani, Hawaii, just outside of Honolulu. The school is open year round with sixth through eighth grade students. The format was two 45-minute presentations that were followed by a question-and-answer session and trivia questions. Two hundred students participated in the event.
American Medical News, Oct. 3, 2005: "Doctor training starts here in 7th grade" (Viewing article requires AMA membership or American Medical News subscription)