Saturday, March 30 at 8:00am to 1:00pm
Student Education Center (SEC)
3200 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312
The Women’s Medical Alliance of Des Moines University invites girls in grades 4-7 to Girls Exploring Medicine & Science, a morning event designed to expose and inspire students to careers in healthcare. Girls will experience a variety of workshops such as:
> ANATOMY | See how things like smoking can hurt your lungs and understand how a brain works.
> MICROBIOLOGY | Use a microscope and get a close look at the bacteria that cause common illnesses.
> OSTEOPATHIC MANUAL MEDICINE | Learn how your skeletal system and muscles work together, and how our students train to treat problems.
> PODIATRY | We’ll look at the structure of the foot and participate in a casting or taping activity.
> SURGERY | Learn how to scrub in for surgery and put on surgical gowns and gloves in our mock operating room.
> BASIC FIRST AID | Learn skills that will help keep siblings and the kids you babysit safe.
> DERMATOLOGY | Make and take home products for healthy skin.
> PHYSICAL THERAPY | Get moving and see how the body system responds.
> NUTRITION | Ride a blender bike and see how to plan a balanced diet.
Saturday, March 30 at Des Moines University Student Education Center Breakfast and lunch provided
7.15-8am Drop off period
8.30-12.30pm Girls rotate through stations
12.30pm Lunch and Keynote
1pm Pick up