The University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria hosted a simulation day for local public school students on Saturday.
The program run by medical students is called GUIDES. The acronym stands for Guide, Understand, Inform, Drive, Educate and Serve. It started in 2011, but this is the first year the initiative included kids from local high schools.
The goal is to provide mentoring and hands-on medical learning to low income and minority students.