MedFest at Drexel University

MedFest at Drexel University is Thursday, March 27, 2014

MedFest at Drexel University will be held at the Armory between 8am-2pm on Thursday, March 27.

 
 
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 screenings. Screenings will assess blood pressure, temperature, pulse, height, weight, body mass index, vision, medical history, potential medication side effects and general physical health.
 
Why are MedFests important?
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, nurses, physician assistants, and medical students, the MedFest screening consists of the following stations: medical history, height and weight, blood pressure, cardiology test, musculoskeletal test, orthopedic tests, abdominal evaluation, and a check out station.
 
Volunteers are still needed! If you are or know of any physicians, physician assistants, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, nursing students, medical students, EKG technicians, or Cardiologists who are interested in volunteering for a few hours on Thursday, please click on one of the following:
Medical Professionals / Med Students
Non-Medical Volunteers
 
For further information, please contact Michelle Cordell at mcordell@specialolympicspa.org.