Gundersen staff teaches Hamilton elementary students about medicine
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) – Students at Hamilton Elementary are getting an up-close look at different aspects of the medical field.
Staff from the Gundersen Health System came to the school Friday morning to perform various demonstrations as part of the Wisconsin Science Festival.
“We are bringing the science of medicine to our elementary school classmates at Hamilton School, teaching them about the field of medicine in hopes that we can inspire young children to think about careers in medicine,” said Dr. Gundersen, chief of medical and clinical staff. , said Robyn Borge.
Gundersen began hosting teaching days in Hamilton in 2018, giving students the opportunity to learn medical topics first-hand from experts.
“It’s something with our community school model and part of the community school strategy that we really want to look to leverage our relationships with outside community partners to provide these expanded learning opportunities for children. “said Hamilton Community Schools Coordinator Sara Jackson.
Borge says medical residents, attending physicians and nurses have set up different stations around the school so students can learn about medical practices.
“Some of the kids will learn about x-rays and injuries, others will learn about taking care of their bodies, healthy eating, and finally we’ll teach them about giving injections,” Borge explained.
Jackson credits Gundersen for being a strong community partner with Hamilton, saying different learning environments help students become better learners.
“Fun inspires learning, so it’s a great opportunity to provide those experiences they might not otherwise have,” Jackson added.
Hamilton is in continuous communication with Gundersen to find ways in which staff can use their expertise to improve the student learning experience.
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