Students from A.T. Still University’s Physician Assistant Studies program recently volunteered to provide physical exams for campers at Arizona Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks. The camp is for children who have been affected by cancer, including children who have had the disease and their siblings. The goal of the program is simply to provide a fun experience for campers.
ATSU students practiced their provider-to-patient communication skills while reviewing patients’ medical history, providing physical exams, and checking for lice.
“Volunteering for the screening of campers at Arizona Camp Sunrise and Sidekicks was humbling and extremely rewarding,” says Zoe Swett, PA, ’20. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to interact with kids who have been affected by cancer so early on in my PA education.”