MedDocs is a student-run organization which forms part of the SEOM interest group (Students for Equal Opportunities in Medicine). Every semester, a number of medical students volunteer to tutor a group of high-school kids in a classroom setting. We teach them about the anatomy of the heart as well as related pathology. Besides teaching students valuable information pertaining to cardiology, we strive to mentor these students and give them insights into careers related to medicine.
The medical student will:
- Teach high-school kids about the anatomy and physiology of the heart.
- Teach kids about pathology of the heart, including atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction. They will also provide practical information about the importance of diet and exercise in maintaining a healthy heart.
- Use audiovisual aids to help students better understand the material. These include:
- Human simulator
- Real elephant heart
- Possibly human heart and lungs
- Videos and computer programs
- Act as a mentor to students interested in pursuing a career in medicine.
The medical student will gain:
- Deeper understanding of the way the heart functions and pathology related to the heart.
- Familiarity with audiovisual aids and modern state-of-the-art technology used in medicine and cardiology.
- Friendships with high-school kids and the satisfaction of acting as their mentors.