“Girl Scouts Go to Medical School” is an
annual event led by UB medical students.
During this half-day program, medical students teach the Girl Scouts how to use stethoscopes and reflex hammers while introducing them to the basics of the physical exam. Visiting the neuroanatomy museum, they view the collection of some 80 dissected brain specimens and are invited to handle a cadaveric brain. Using the anatomy lab's "bone boxes," the girls learn about the musculoskeletal system. At a session on radiology, medical students show them how physicians use X-rays in clinical care.
This event, which is hosted by the American Medical Women's Association, culminates with a Q&A session during which the girls and their parents ask medical students about their journey to medical school and their professional aspirations.