|Doctor for a day|
Now parents, be honest, who wants their children to be a doctor when he or she grow up?
If I were to pose the above questions in a room of 100 parents, I would probably see 90% of the hands raised ( mine included ) , so when the opportunity came to experience being a 'Doctor for a day', we were more than happy to participate.
|Doctor C in charge|
Since the workshop was meant for age 5 to 10, only Big C qualifies for it. On the beginning I was a little apprehensive if he would participate, given that this is quite similar to a drop off event where parents would not be with the child. Moreover his 'brother-in-crime' was not there to participate with him.
|Hi, I am your Doctor for a day!|
The event started wih the donning of a Doctor's uniform and headgear to prep the children for the task ahead. Ushered into a room, they were warmed up with an eight step technique for washing hands. Conducted by real doctors and nurses, it does give the little ones the opportunity to 'train' with the pros.
|This is the way we clean our hands, clean our hands, clean our hands|
|Spot the Docto|
|Doctor , I have a cut!|
I am sure the hundreds of parents eagerly snapping photos of their love ones in action would agree with that.
|Operation starting soon..|
The final hands-on session is at the operating room, where the doctors will attempt to do a bone surgery on the patient.
After a tough day at work, the little doctors had their photos taken at the X-ray room.
|Graduate from med school|
Upon completion, they will receive a certificate for completing doctor for a day... Too bad, this is not the real deal as most parents would have hope for.
Who knows ?
In the distant future, this might be a reality for us. For now we can only savor the experience.
|Take me home|
Unlike previous editions, this workshop now cost $25 per child. However you would be please to know that for every registration, the hospital will match with $300 to sponsor total knee replacement surgeries for needle elderly. We think this cause is totally worth it.
In addition to the experience, each child also gets to take home a goodie bag which includes a cute patient/ doctor teddy bear!
|Departments at Parkway East|
|Hands on activities|
There were other activities at the hospital foyer open to the public on that day. We think it is a good gesture from the hospital to open it to the public especially when spaces for 'Doctor for a day, were limited.
Thanks to Parkway East Hospital, the boy had a chance to be a doctor for a day, while I will remember this moment and hope it may be permanent in the future!
No pressure son...
|Do you need a doctor?|