RALEIGH, North Carolina – A team of Campbell University medical faculty and students volunteered at the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon medical tents this past weekend in Raleigh.
Hailee Smith, Medical Program Coordinator for Competitor Group, Inc., said “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is a community event bringing thousands of runners from around the world to visit Raleigh. We are delighted that so many Campbell University students and faculty will be participating this weekend. We hope to build a great relationship with CUSOM.”
Drs. Greg Christiansen, Matthew Hayes, and Andrew Martin were joined by medical students from all three classes.
“I was with Class of 2018 and 2019ers at the main medical tent,” said Angeline Modesti, Class of 2018. “We had the opportunity to work with Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Physicians, as well as nursing, PT, and medical students from UNC and Duke – it was a great experience! We were disbursed among different medical tents throughout the course and provided a broad range of treatments from basic icing and wrapping to IVs and treatment of hypothermia.”
“It was a good race with lots of determined runners,” said Dr. Matthew Hayes. “Luckily, there were no major medical events!”
“The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is a great high profile event to cover in Raleigh. It provides our fellows and medical students an opportunity to gain a hands on perspective and experience in providing Sports Medicine coverage for a large endurance event. We are continuing to expand the CUSOM Sports Medicine Department coverage and have plans to cover several events later this year.” Dr. Martin
Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon is one of many large North Carolina sporting events Campbell University supports with medical staff – this will be the third year with CU medical staff at the NCAA Soccer Finals in Cary, third year at the Beach to Battleship Marathon in Wilmington, and they will provide medical staff at the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Final Four and Raleigh Half Ironman for the first time this year.