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Medicine and Health Day

November 14, 2016

Class of 2019 student Spencer Lovegrove demonstrates a portable ultrasound to two young girls by holding the ultrasound to one of the girls' neck
Class of 2019 student Spencer Lovegrove demonstrates a portable ultrasound.

Students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine reached out to the Roanoke community as part of the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia's Medicine and Health Day. The students were joined by other medical professionals, including fire department personnel.

Medical students taught concepts as basic as the benefits of proper hand washing to how the heart and lungs work to demonstrating different diagnostic techniques. A portable ultrasound machine showed club members how their own bodies worked.

The Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia is part of the nation’s fastest growing youth development agency. The organization is committed to the positive development of quality after-school and summer programming for all youth residing in the region.

A girl looks surprised as medical student Travis Skipina uses a portable ultrasound to show her heartbeat.
A girl looks surprised as medical student Travis Skipina uses a portable ultrasound to show her heartbeat.
Andrew Hanna, a member of the Class of 2019 has his throat checked by a student
Andrew Hanna, a member of the Class of 2019 has his throat checked.
Class of 2019's Lamvy Le shows different parts of the heart of a member of the Boys and Girls Club.
Class of 2019's Lamvy Le shows different parts of the heart of a member of the Boys and Girls Club.
A young girl gets excited as she applies a bandage over fake blood on Mustafa Rasheed of the Class of 2020.
A young girl gets excited as she applies a bandage over fake blood on Mustafa Rasheed of the Class of 2020.
Class of 2019's Adam Heilman teaches a young girl how to find a pulse in her wrist.
Class of 2019's Adam Heilman teaches a young girl how to find a pulse in her wrist.
Adam Tate, a member of the Class of 2018, shows a child details of a pig's lung.
Adam Tate, a member of the Class of 2018, shows a child details of a pig's lung.
First year medical student Malek Bouzaher shares a laugh with a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia.
First year medical student Malek Bouzaher shares a laugh with a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia.
Judy Chen demonstrates how to take a blood pressure reading on a member of the Boys and Girls Club.
Judy Chen demonstrates how to take a blood pressure reading on a member of the Boys and Girls Club.

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