MSUCOM students volunteer to support Detroit’s youth
Two second-year MSUCOM students, Raef Fadel and Israa Kenaan, joined Anne Snyder, admissions counselor, to participate in Metro Detroit’s 35th annual Youth Day. MSU Admissions and the colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Engineering also represented the university at the event.
This Metro Detroit Youth Day was created to show the youth of Detroit that businesses, the community and civic organizations care about them. More than 34,000 people attended the event.
The three MSUCOM representatives hosted a booth where youngsters could meet the future doctors and receive an MSU temporary face tattoo. More than 1,000 children visited the booth.
“It was a perfect thing to do,” said Fadel. “While they are waiting for the tattoo to stick we had a chance to talk to them and find out more about them.”
“This is exactly what we train our doctors to do, spend a few minutes trying to get to know the patient,” said Snyder. “Both Raef and Israa are applying what they are learning in class in day-to-day life.”