Teddy Bear Hospital

In collaboration with the Hong Kong Medical Student Society of Australia, the 6th Executive Committee launched the Teddy Bear Hospital program across primary schools in Hong Kong.  Volunteers engaged the children in interactive activities such as listening to increased post-exercise heart rates through stethoscopes, putting skeleton frames back together and performing surgeries on teddy bear models. Through exposing younger children to medical environments and concepts in a positive way, we encouraged them to lead healthier lifestyles, and also relieved them of the anxiety associated with doctor visits.  While this service did not include exciting clinical exposure, the smiles and gratitude from the children and their mothers were equally, if not more valuable.