More than 200 people showed up Tuesday for the first day of Community Medical School. And you might be surprised to see either your neighbor or your grandparents in this class.
For the first time ever, the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center is holding a special series of classes open to the public. So that means anyone and any age can learn more about modern medicine.
The first teacher Tuesday was Dr. Steven Berk who happens to be Dean of the Medical School. And he answered the question "Why does your doctor do all that stuff in a physical exam?"
Community Medical College is really the brain child of Dr. John Baldwin, President of the Health Sciences Center. Dr. Baldwin thought this first lesson went very well.
He says, "It's a little daunting to see what the physician is doing. Dr. Berk did a great job of telling people what the doctor is looking for."
Suzie Moore, a community student says, "It was great! Dr. Berk was animated and funny. He was able to take a serious topic but give a little humor to it so that we were entertained and he gave a lot of good information. I never knew what all that thumping was about."
Community Medical College continues every Tuesday night for four weeks and it covers a wide range of medical subjects. Classes are already full for this first session. But there will be more in the summer and fall.
NewsChannel 11 will keep you informed of when to sign up for the next one.