Emperor’s College interns (and Acu-Dude) were thrilled to participate in the first-ever Daniel Webster Middle School Health and Wellness Fair. Several hundred 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at the school learned about a variety of health and wellness topics from a number of healthcare providers, including about acupuncture and Oriental medicine from Emperor’s College clinical interns. The college was joined at the event with Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, St. John’s Child and Family Development Center, CCALAC Americorps Health Fellows, and others.
“The children were engaged, having fun, and asking excellent questions!” Emperor’s College Clinical Education Coordinator, Janel Gehrke, LAc, said. “Community outreach events like this have such great value; the kids have the opportunity to learn about possible options associated with healthcare, and our interns get to get out into the community and share our medicine with a group that is unfamiliar with it. Learning to clearly communicate what we learn in the Master’s program is a great challenge for many interns, but is imperative for building an educated patient population and integrating this form of medicine into the current medical model. Webster Middle school was the perfect place for them to practice speaking about an ancient form of healing in terms that anyone can relate to.” Gehrke added.
If your Middle School or High School is planning a health & wellness fair and you would like Emperor’s College to participate, please contact the college’s Public Affairs Department here.