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Announcing Greenwich Country Day School Science Students to Learn to Set and Repair Broken Bones
Date:4/24/2013

Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) April 24, 2013

On May 2, 2013 (8am-12 Noon), 48 students ages 14–15 from Greenwich Country Day School will participate in a hands-on, interactive, scientific learning “Doctor for A Day” Program hosted by the Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles in Greenwich, CT. http://www.ofals.org. Greenwich First Selectman Peter Tesei will lend his support to the students at the lab from 9:30am- 10:30am.

The “Doctor for A Day” Program offers students a hands-on scientific experience which raises the level of enthusiasm for and understanding of the science of orthopaedics. The Program teaches students about current surgical techniques for the repair of broken bones. Students will get hands on experience with actual surgical equipment including drills, plates and screws which they will use to screw, pin together and insert supportive plates into realistic synthetic broken forearms. The program exposes students of all socio-economic backgrounds to a interactive scientific approach that is exhilarating.

The students will be supervised by nationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialist and Greenwich resident Kevin Plancher M.D., chairman of OFALS, who created the “Doctor for a Day” Program to serve as a medical-education outreach resource for top science students.

The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles(OFALS) is devoted to empowering children to be scientific investigators, laying the groundwork for a life-long love of learning. According to Janine Bahar, Executive Director of OFALS, “we believe that engaging children in scientific learning is the key to securing the future of science for generations to come. Germaine to the OFALS core mission is educating our y
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