8.4.23 – Vital Signs in Springfield | Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

8.4.23 – Vital Signs in Springfield

It’s vital for doctors to help people with life-saving surgeries, and help them heal wounds from injuries. As doctors-in-training, one of our tasks is to show evidence that we can stitch up “patients” after surgery or to help heal a wound. We also finished a two day project, attempting to create a functional prosthetic finger and/or hand. Our aspiring doctors also conducted simulated urinalysis on five patients, discovering some patients were healthy and others had potential concerns requiring further evaluation. As a neat BONUS that was exclusive to our Springfield Vital Signs camp, we had a special presentation from a panel of medical students at Southern Illinois University where our campers got to learn about various medical professions and the educational requirements for these types of future endeavors.