KCU first-year med students participate in day of service

Children from the Police Athletic League came out to Kansas City University on Wednesday, July 27, to check out the Human Patient Simulation Lab.

Children from the Police Athletic League came out to Kansas City University on Wednesday, July 27 to check out the school’s Human Patient Simulation Lab.

Northeast News

July 27, 2016

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – First year medical students at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) got their first taste of the school’s giving spirit on Wednesday, July 27 by participating in the university’s ‘We Care’ community service day.

Some 270 med students were dispersed throughout the metro in the celebration of service. Activities included volunteering at the Mattie Rhodes Art Camp, working with kids from the Police Athletic League (PAL) in the KCU garden, helping out at the Pendleton Heights Community Orchard Volunteer Day, and working with PAL kids at KCU’s high-tech Human Patient Simulation Lab.

During the simulation, KCU students stationed in a hidden control room served as the voices of life-like mannequins while Police Athletic League kids played the role of doctor, attempting to diagnose maladies that the students were describing.

KCU Education Technician Coordinator LaDonna Campbell noted that the simulation serves a benefit for both KCU students and the PAL children who joined them.

“Our biggest-picture goal is to open up the possibility that they can be a doctor – that they can be a physician, not just go to the doctor,” said Campbell of the guests from PAL. “For many of the students who volunteer and help in this kind of setting, it gives them a chance to experience this whole simulation from the voice of the patient, rather than being a medical student.”

Campbell also spoke about KCU’s commitment to giving back to the community, and why the university dedicates it’s first week of medical school to helping others.

“I think KCU values highly the role of community service, and also what our role is in this Northeast neighborhood,” said Campbell. “If we do it at the very beginning, then in two weeks or a month when they get an email that says, ‘we’ve got a group that’s volunteering to give sports physicals or boy scout camp physicals, are you interested in joining us,’ they know that’s a core part of what we do.”

Comments are closed.

  • Hardesty Renaissance EDC gains access to Building 10

    13 hours ago

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News Slowly but surely, the Hardesty Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (HREDC) is gaining access to the […]

    Veterans Pass Available At RideKC Headquarters Sept 19

    20 hours ago

    Kansas City, MO A special one-day RideKC Veterans Pass event is slated for the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 19. From […]

    Northeast Newscast Episode 26 – the state of Pendleton Heights w/ PHNA President Jessica Ray

    September 15th, 2017

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News On this week’s episode of the Northeast Newscast, managing editor Paul Thompson talk with Pendleton […]

    Actress Mackenzie Phillips talks opioid addiction with KCU students

    September 14th, 2017

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News Actress Mackenzie Phillips opened up to Kansas City University (KCU) students about her past issues […]

    Activists meet in downtown KC to oppose election integrity commission

    September 13th, 2017

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News Several dozen activists gathered at the north end of Ilus Davis Park in downtown Kansas […]

  • Floods Ravaged Plaza – 40 Years ago this week

    September 13th, 2017

    By Michael Bushnell Northeast News Kansas City is known far and wide as a “river town.” Being a river town […]

    Pendleton Flats Now Leasing

    September 13th, 2017

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News The Pendleton Flats apartments near the intersection of Independence and Brooklyn Avenues are now leasing […]

    Kansas City angling for second Amazon headquarters

    September 13th, 2017

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News Kansas City is hoping it can be a prime contender for Amazon’s second national headquarters. […]

    Clarkson Construction hosts introduction for Edgemoor team

    September 13th, 2017

    By Paul Thompson Northeast News The City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Procurement Selection Committee has given the edge in the […]

    Parks Dept working to repair Benton Memorial Plaque

    September 13th, 2017

    Northeast News In December of 2010 a scrap metal thief made off with a number of bronze and copper plaques […]

  • J.E. Dunn Bid Solicitation

  • What’s Happening

    Independence Avenue CID

    retorts illustrated by bryan stalder

    Benton Circle: The Early Days

    By MICHAEL BUSHNELL Northeast News This week, we feature a card John Straley published between 1925-1930 titled “The Benton Circle,” […]

  • Local Weather

  • [Advertisement.]