Student Sidekicks at Boston Medical Center

What is Sidekicks?

Sidekicks is a program run by students at Boston University School of Medicine that pairs children with chronic illness to medical student “sidekicks”. This program has an emphasis on supportive care, hoping to alleviate the stress of living with a chronic illness, both for the child and the family members. We aim to do this by fostering relationships between pediatric patients and Boston University medical students, giving the participants an additional outlet and mentor to confide in. Sidekicks aslo aims to provide you and your child with a friendly face in the medical community.

For additional information contact Megan Colwell (