On Friday, Feb. 22, students from A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (ATSU-KCOM) Pediatrics Club and Alpha Phi Omega hosted the annual Teddy Bear Clinic. The purpose of the event is to teach children what to expect when they visit various healthcare providers, and to expose them to a healthcare setting in a positive way.
Local children brought their favorite stuffed animals to the clinic and learned about various tools they may encounter during an appointment. They were escorted through stations where the stuffed animals received physical exams, dental care, shots, casting for broken bones, and other medical treatment.