We could see that medicine can arouse interest at primary school at the end of February when participants of the MJUNI Junior University visited the Faculty of Medicine. Thanks to lecturers from the ranks of academics and medics, they could take a peek at the Teddy Bear Hospital or practice first aid.
When the topic is presented correctly, it is easy to engage even preschoolers. The Dean of our Faculty, Martin Repko, visited a truly unusual audience on Friday 10 March. And an hour seemed insufficient for the inquisitive children from the Uzbecká Kindergarten in Brno - Bohunice!
They tried working with a phonendoscope, listening to their own heartbeats and the grumbling of their hungry tummies, they learned what the spine looks like and why it is important to exercise to have a straight back, and at the end, they even tried what it looks like in the operating room.
"Of the nineteen children present, seven chose to be a doctor, and four chose to be a nurse. The rest are still stubbornly staying police officers and firefighters," Martin Repko said with a smile, summing up the unusual Friday afternoon, adding that he also invited the children to take a tour of our Simulation Centre.