Meds Visit Peds helps brighten the days of children who are inpatients at the Kravis Children’s Hospital. Medical students spend time in The Zone, a 3,000 square foot state-of-the-art therapeutic play and educational environment within the hospital, engaging kids in pursuits from painting to playing board games to battling on the Wii. Students may also visit patients at the bedside and bring activities to their rooms. It’s a wonderful way to help make a child’s hospital stay more enjoyable and to have fun at the same time!
Which Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) worked with?
MVP works under the umbrella of the Zone, the activity center at Kravis Children’s Hospital.
Types of Service Projects Engaged In:
Engaging children with arts & crafts
What can your group offer to other student organizations?
Students can volunteer here in the pediatric setting, learn how to interact with in-patient children of all ages, and as second years, can learn more about the specifics of illnesses particular patients have.
Tentative Volunteer Needs
Volunteers come in twice a month to spend two hours with children in the Zone, the activity center at the Kravis Children’s Hospital. Shifts run Monday through Friday, with one or two individuals typically taking a shift. This past year, we had approximately 10-15 volunteers, and anticipate continuing to involve a similar number of students in future years.
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