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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 youth and developing the children in our communities who will become future science teachers and doctors.”

“Our Foundation is proud to support this important student outreach program,” adds Bahar. These types of programs lie at the heart of the Foundation's core mission. The lab reflects OFALS dedication to education in orthopaedics and sports medicine and further supports our goal of providing students with an understanding of surgical techniques and encouraging students to consider a career in medicine.

OFALS has been conducting “Doctor for A Day” programs since 2005 and has trained approximately 1,000 students from over 30 schools from Connecticut and New York.

About OFALS: Based in Greenwich, Conn., The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles (http://www.ofals.org) is a not-for-profit foundation whose principal mission is to promote, support, develop and encourage research and education concerning orthopaedic care and advancements in technologies and treatment of arthritis, orthopaedic injuries and musculoskeletal diseases. Focusing on medical education for doctors and other health care professionals, research and community outreach, the Foundation was developed by Kevin Plancher, MD, a resident of Greenwich and one of the leading orthopaedic surgeons in the Northeast.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/OFALS/studentlab/prweb10664782.htm.


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