Pacific Northwest University to host third annual Mini Med School

Pacific Northwest University to host third annual Mini Med School

YAKIMA, Wash.- Second graders at Barge Lincoln Elementary are taking their only field trip of the year to see what it's like to be a doctor.

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences is hosting their third annual mini medical school to get younger students involved with the medical community.

70 volunteers will be on hand to guide the second graders through several stations.

Some of the stations will include demonstrations of how to properly wrap wounds or show students how to take their own heart rate.

The students will even get a chance to get their own white lab coat and certificate to show that they graduated from Mini Medical School.

The event is designed to help inspire the kids to do what they love.

Mellissa Leaf is the president of the pediatrics club and this is her third year as being part of the event.

"It's amazing to be able to inspire another generation of kids to do the same and find something that they want to do," she said.

While she knows that most of them won’t be doctors, she said that it is important for students to be exposed to the medical community in some way.

The event will be taking place on Friday at 11 a.m.

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