MedFest at Drexel University is Thursday, March 27, 2014
MedFest at Drexel University will be held at the Armory (3205 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104) between 8:00 am – 2:00 pm 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: