WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and Imagine Children’s Museum present a VIP family night to encourage children to consider careers in the medical field November 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., INVITATION ONLY

Everett, Wash. – First year medical students from Washington State University and their host families will give back to the community at a family night at Imagine Children’s Museum. Families will learn about the skeletal system, organ systems and universal precautions through fun, kid-friendly activities. The event is invitation-only to families who are involved in some of Imagine’s other programs like After School Science Clubs, Discovery Club Summer Reading Program and Little Science Lab.

Each year for several weeks, first- and second-year WSU medical students learn and live in Everett, Spokane, the Tri-Cities and Vancouver to learn more about communities where they will complete their training and eventually practice medicine. Students stay with local host families during these visits. A highlight of the week is the College of Medicine Community Night.

“We are so excited to partner with the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. This is such a great opportunity for their students to connect with children and families and see what an amazing community we have. It’s also a great way for children and families to learn more about the medical profession,” said Teddy Dillingham, Education Director at Imagine Children’s Museum.

“WSU’s medical students are special people. While they learn from local physicians in our community, they want to give back; they have an incredible passion to teach and inspire future generations of doctors and scientists,” said Dr. Larry Schecter, Dean of the medical school’s operations in Everett. “Our medical students might only be 15 years older than these kids, so they see themselves and they see future physicians.”