IN PICTURES: Israeli med students cute-ify scary doctor check-ups

In a project called 'Teddy Bears Hospital,' doctors-in-training teach Israeli students not to fear visiting the doctor.

'Teddy Bears Hospital' (photo credit: REUTERS)
'Teddy Bears Hospital'
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Young Israeli students dressed as a surgeons in order to help medical students treat teddy bears, dolls and other stuffed friends at Soroka hospital in the southern city of Beersheba, as part of a project titled "Teddy Bears Hospital" on Tuesday.
Since it started working in 2000, the project aims at relieving fear that some children experience during a doctor's visit by inviting children to bring a toy that will stand in for a patient so they can watch and take part in it's medical treatment.