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Upcoming science festival an opportunity for physicians to interact with youth

James Bernatz, a second-year medical student at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health shows a young student the intricacies of the human heart at the 2014 Wisconsin Science Festival. Bernatz volunteered at the festival last year as part of the student group Doctors Ought to Care (DOC). The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is seeking physician volunteers for two days during the Wisconsin Science Festival, an annual celebration of science, Oct. 22-25 at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery Building on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Last year, the Foundation partnered with the Doctors Ought to Care (DOC) medical student group and Dean & St. Mary’s to participate on one of the festival’s four days. This year, the Foundation is registered for three days, and physicians may volunteer for an hour or two between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, or Friday. Oct. 23. Volunteers from the DOC medical student group will cover Saturday, Oct. 24.

This fun, dynamic event offers an opportunity for physicians to reach thousands of children and families about the importance of staying healthy and considering careers in medicine.

If interested in volunteering or more information, please e-mail Foundation Program Coordinator Elizabeth Ringle.

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