School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Kid's Eye View




What will I see?

One of the first things you’ll see when you enter the research center is our friendly receptionist who makes you feel welcome and shows you where to sit in our waiting room before you come back to the research center. Our lobby comes fully equipped with a child’s play and activity table with books and toys. There is also a T.V. in the corner as well as magazines and chairs for grownups.

When you are called back to the research center you will walk through a glass door into a room with a large nurse’s receptionist desk and phones in the middle and individual patient rooms off to the sides. There is a special area in one corner where we can measure how much you weigh and how tall you are.

What will my room look like?

You will have a private room with a T.V., sink, hospital bed, and reclining chair. There is one community bathroom in the unit

What is there to play with?

Bedside or in the playroom, there are toys, games and activities for ALL ages. A favorite is the video game systems. You can play games, draw, color, or watch a movie!


How will I feel?

Some kids feel like staying in the bed, or sitting on the chair. Some kids feel like going to the playroom. Every patient feels differently and wants to do different things. However you feel we do our best to make sure you feel better and enjoy your visit with us as much as possible.


What will I eat?

We have a cafeteria located on the main floor of the hospital. You can choose hamburgers, chicken strips, pizza, and other favorites from the daily menu.