ATSU-KCOM’s Alpha Phi Omega hosted its annual Teddy Bear Clinic on the Missouri campus in February. The service fraternity teamed up with volunteers from ATSU-MOSDOH and Truman State University. The event teaches children what to expect when they visit different providers, while exposing them to healthcare settings 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 eight stations where the stuffed animals received physical exams, dental care, shots, casting for broken bones, and other medical treatment.
“This event is a great way for ATSU students and children to connect in a fun, meaningful way,” says Jessica Clark, OMS I, who helped coordinate the event. “ATSU students are able to apply the information they’ve learned in an interactive environment that promotes health and wellness in our community.”