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Rad Girls

Posted by Dr. Heather Curtis on October 19, 2017 in News
From left to right:  Dr. Laura Fitzpatrick, Dr. Meghan Boswall, Dr. Katie Eddy, Dr. Jessie Kang, Dr. Heather Curtis and Dr. Mahsa Kamali.  Photo: Danny Abriel
From left to right: Dr. Laura Fitzpatrick, Dr. Meghan Boswall, Dr. Katie Eddy, Dr. Jessie Kang, Dr. Heather Curtis and Dr. Mahsa Kamali. Photo: Danny Abriel

You’ve seen the shirts.  Here’s the story. 

This spring our Department was approached by the Discovery Centre to provide an afternoon session for their ‘Me, Myself and Eye Camp’ during their All Girls Week July 24-28, 2017.  The camp was focused on learning about how their bodies work from the inside out. 

I pulled together our female residents and we brainstormed some great activities for the girls to fill the afternoon.  We had a total of up to 40 campers divided into two age groups, 5-7 years and 8-12 years.  The residents took the reins and delivered an afternoon to remember! 

The campers received a ‘Rad Girl’ t-shirt to mark their entry into the world of radiology.  The younger girls learned about the anatomy of the skull and created some great artwork. The older girls dove a bit deeper into imaging and labeled organs on coronal CT reformats. 

Everyone got a chance to put their hand on an ultrasound probe to identify food and candy hidden in an agar model and to top it off there was a rousing game of Jeopardy where the girls divided into teams and answered all kinds of skill testing questions. 

A huge thank you to the residents and Dr. Fortuna for putting this together and demonstrating how fun Radiology is and perhaps inspiring a few future radiologists!  I would also like to extend a thank you to both Lauren Hughes and Margaret Garnier for helping us pull it all together. 

We hope that this will create opportunities for us to reach out into the community and increase awareness about our role in health care.

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Dr. Heather Curtis


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