Community Med School at TTUHSC starts another semester - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/15/10

Community Medical School at TTUHSC prepares to start another semester

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – This Tuesday is another big day at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center because the doors open for the fifth semester of Community Medical School.  Students range from high school to senior citizens, with new topics every semester that are mostly recommended from students in the previous semester.  Dr. Rial Rolfe, Director of Community Medical School, says all the teachers make an effort to speak in lay terms and interact with the students.

"I think one of the parts of community medical school that people like is our lecturers stay afterwards and answer questions one on one," said Dr. Rolfe.  "We love to bring people into the building and I feel like we're serving our public. The public's a better consumer of health care. They're becoming more educated about it and they know what to ask their doctors when they go in."

The first class Tuesday night deals with what you need to know about your skin, which will be presented by dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Smith.  Community Medical School is just $20 for eight weeks of classes every Tuesday, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Academic Classroom Building at the Health Sciencs Center.  For more information please call (806) 743-2008.

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