UMass ‘Sidekicks’ Program Matches Medical Students With Sick Children

Date Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

The innovative UMass Medical School program “Sidekicks,” which pairs medical students with chronically ill pediatric patients for friendship and emotional support, was featured on WBZ-TV’s Health Watch. Naheed Usmani, MD, co-founder and faculty adviser for the Sidekicks program, Walter Palmer, SOM ‘16 and Julie Tabroff, SOM ’14, were interviewed for the story.
WBZ-TV Boston
Boston City and Press
Grays Medicine

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