MedFest was created to offer the physical exam that all athletes need prior to participating in Special Olympics sports programming. It is sometimes the first exposure these athletes have to medical care.
In many cases, life-threatening conditions have been found and subsequently treated thanks to MedFest. Led by volunteer physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and medical students, the MedFest screening consists of the following stations: medical history, height and weight, blood pressure, cardiology test, musculoskeletal test, orthopedic tests, abdominal evaluation, and a check out station.
Special Olympics Idaho is looking for a volunteer MedFest Clinical Director to host 1-3 screening events per year. Training provided by Special Olympics International. For more information, please visit https://resources.specialolympics.org/health/medfest or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.