medfest
 
WHAT IS MEDFEST?

MedFest offers Special Olympics Programs a fast and effective way to recruit new athletes and retain existing athletes by offering free sports medical screenings. Screenings will assess blood pressure, temperature, pulse, height, weight, body mass index, vision, medical history, potential medication side effects and general physical health.

It is sometimes the first exposure these athletes have to medical care. In many cases, life-threatening conditions have been found and subsequently treated thanks to MedFest. Led by volunteer physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and medical students, the MedFest screening consists of the following stations: medical history, height and weight, blood pressure, musculoskeletal test, orthopedic tests, abdominal evaluation and a check out station.  EKG Technicians will administer EKG’s to athletes that have been designated by the physician completing the medical exam for further evaluation. Cardiologists will then review the EKG report to verify if further testing needs to be done by athlete’s family physician.

PARTICIPANTS TO BE SCREENED: 400-450  |  MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 150+ |  GENERAL VOLUNTEERS: 100+

Print2016 EVENT INFORMATION

Date:                                    November 17, 2016

Location:                            Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad Street

Approx. Schedule:      

 7:30 – Volunteer arrival & orientation
 8:30am – Open for screenings
2:30pm – Last screenings put through 
3-3:30pm – End
 
Who is eligible for medical screenings?

If you’re eligible to be a Special Olympics Athlete, then your invited to our screenings! In fact, you do not even need to be a current athlete in order to attend! If you’ve wanted to join one of our many Special Olympics teams in Philadelphia, then this is your chance to complete the medical portion of your registration! For current athletes with their medicals expiring, this is a great chance to renew your medical. Please contact Michelle Cordell to RSVP for MedFest so we can assign you an attendance time window.

Volunteer Needs

We need your help! To put on this incredible event for our athletes, Special Olympics Philadelphia needs nearly 250 volunteers both medical and non! If you’re interested in helping conduct screenings, and helping with other day of details, please register to volunteer today! Some of the volunteer needs are as follows:

  • Clinical Director (see attached)
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Residents
  • Nurses
  • Learning Practical Nurse
  • Nursing/Medical Students
  • EKG Technicians
  • Cardiologists
  • Administrative Volunteers

NON-MEDICAL VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ARE NOW FULL. WE ARE ALSO NO LONGER IN NEED OF MEDICAL STUDENTS. AT THIS TIME, WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE DOCTORS, REGISTERED NURSES, ETC. IF YOU WISH TO BE PUT ON A WAIT LIST AS A NON-MEDICAL VOLUNTEER OR A MED STUDENT, PLEASE CONTACT BRITT KLEINE.

REGISTER AS A Volunteer
 
Partnership Opportunities

Community partners are need for:

  • General sponsors and event funding
  • Clinical Director(s) and Medical Volunteers
  • Transportation Services (buses to and from the event for Athletes)
  • Volunteer recognition (meals and incentives)

If you are interested in becoming a partner for Special Olympics Philadelphia’s 2016 MedFest, please contact Britt Kleine by email or call 215-671-5063 for more information.

FOR ALL general questions regarding MedFest, please contact BRITT KLEINE.