Penn State News reports that 75 students enrolled in physician assistant, paramedic technology and emergency medical services programs at the Pennsylvania College of Technology will serve at the 2013 Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., which attracts teams and fans from around the world and runs Aug. 15-25.
Juniors and seniors in the college’s physician assistant program will staff the infirmary and provide urgent care for competing players and coaches around the clock. The students will work under the supervision of Penn College’s licensed physician assistant faculty and Little League World Series medical director, Dr. John Boll.
The article notes:
“In addition to providing a service for the community and introducing students to the importance of volunteerism, the experience provides a real-world introduction to patient-provider interactions, communication skills, medical documentation and ethical concepts of patient care, as well as the clinical skills of patient interviews, assessment techniques, developing a management plan and patient education. In addition, students learn by collaborating with providers in various medical disciplines.”