The Student Pediatric Society was established by medical students with guidance from faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics to promote awareness of health care and disease prevention in children, provide advice from residents and faculty members in general pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties, and support the interaction between pediatric faculty, medical students, and the community.
There are several activities that the Student Pediatric Society (SPS) is involved in including the Child Life program, Four Diamonds Fund, and Resident-Medical Student Mentoring Program. SPS is also involved with pediatric tutoring of patients at the Briarcrest Eating Disorders Clinic and the Paw Prints magazine, a monthly magazine for the critically ill pediatric patients on the 7th floor. This year we had the first annual Pediatric Skills night, where residents taught medical students interested in the field of pediatrics relevant clinical skills. In the upcoming months, we hope to expand our organization to include more volunteer opportunities and foster an appreciation of the pediatric field.