PIG hopes to hold regular meetings to help you answer the question "What is Pediatrics?" We will bring in doctors, residents, and students from all aspects of pediatric medicine to give you a chance to ask questions and figure out what's out there. But your support is needed! Have a great idea for a meeting? Know of some group outside of campus that your classmates would also be interested in? Shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), we love suggestions!
...With Fun Factory!
While not one in the same, PIG and Fun Factory share similar goals of connecting med students to the world of pediatrics. Fun Factory is a student organization that does arts and crafts with kids in the UNC Children's and Cancer Hospitals. For more info and a chance to get involved, email email@example.com.
...With SHAC Well-Child!
SHAC holds Well-Child clinics several times a semester. This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with kids and hone your pediatric interviewing and physical exam skills. Never done a well-child exam before? SHAC Well-Child is a great place to start! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
...With the NC Pediatric Society!
PIG hopes to become more involved with the NC Pediatric Society, the profesesional organization for pediatricians in NC. NCPS has a Young Physicians group and sponsors events geared towards medical students during their conferences. Keep your eyes open for the chance to attend one of their events, and in the meanwhile, visit http://www.ncpeds.org/.
...With BounceBack Kids!
BounceBack Kids is a local non profit organization in Chapel Hill that brings, fun, friendship and fitness to children with serious illnesses. Their mission is to enrich the lives of children with serious medical conditions and their families through free regular social, athetletic, and recreational activities offered in a caring and supportive environment that is medically-safe. They operate a buddy program that matches up college students and community volunteers with their kids (ages 3-21). They are currently looking for folks who might want to be a buddy to a young child with a serious medical condition. Furthermore, they have a few participants who suffer from diabetes and are having a hard time managing their illness. They would like to find some college/medical students who have diabetes who might want to help a younger child. http://bouncebackkids.org/
Know of other opportunities in the Triangle area or beyond? Let us know!