ACT Kids Health Fair

Program Overview:

ACT is an organization committed to improving the health and education readiness of low-income children by providing comprehensive health screening and immunizations through this annual health fair. ACT serves at-risk children that lack the medical clearances necessary to attend elementary school. On average, the ACT health fair screens about 700 – 1000 children annually who are mostly school aged.  

As medical student volunteers, you will be working side by side with the pediatricians and pediatric residents at the event. You may also be asked to assist and guide families through the health fair, etc. Ultimately, whatever help you can provide will be greatly appreciated by the children and their families! 

Next fair: Fall 2017

Location: Cartwright Center

                5480 W. Campbell

                Phoenix, AZ 85031

Time: 7:30am - 3:00pm

Serving Families and Children (infants - 12 yrs)

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Program Leadership:

 Chair: Usmaan Basharat, MS1 -
    Assistant ChairTony Azar, MS2 | Amritha Panchanathan, MS3


Learning Objectives:

  • Gain early clinical exposure to the pediatric environment and to the unique challenges that accompany this patient population 
  • Become introduced to the local disadvantaged community and the adversities they face with regard to healthcare 
  • Appreciate the differences in approach to encounters with pediatric patients and contrast these with the general patient
  • Learn about specific tools and techniques used to assess pediatric patients
  • Develop the clinical skills necessary to provide a general checkup for kids