January 27, 2023

Registration now open for Future Docs, a fun-filled day of hands-on workshops for kids

Attendees learn about the heart at the 2020 Future Docs event.

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to participate in Future Docs, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, 540 E. Canfield in Detroit.

The popular event presented by the Medical School Alumni Association is back after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All are welcome to attend the exciting day filled with fun and education, featuring 16 hands-on medical and science workshops, a photobooth, tattoo session, lunch and more.

The hands-on workshops are designed to pique the interest of children with an early introduction and appreciation for science that may blossom into medical careers.

Children will receive a commemorative T-shirt, backpack and other medical-themed goodies. All children are required to be accompanied by an adult.

Registration is now open. Click here to register.

View the 2020 Future Docs photo gallery.

Future Docs workshops include seeing how doctors fix broken bones with implants, plates, screws and nails; learning about genes by participating in interactive activities like Tree of Traits, DNA in my Food, and DNA Crime Lab; enjoying fun activities like holding a human brain, molding a brain with PlayDoh and making nerve cells out of pipe cleaners and beads; staying healthy through nutrition and movement such as jumping rope, Hula-Hoop, yoga and playing video games; exploring the impact of proper hand washing on germs; pictures of your own heart, learning about the heart’s anatomy and learning how to keep your heart healthy; experiencing what it is like to run an emergency room in a medical simulation; and more.

Questions? Email Madison Mariles at madison.mariles@med.wayne.edu.

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