Community Medical School is back...and this month the focus is on sports medicine
November 18, 2014 at 12:38 AM CST - Updated July 27 at 4:55 AM
It's time again for community medical school, tomorrow, November 19th.
One class a month at the medical school is free to the public, with subjects of interest to you and the health of your family.
The subject tomorrow is sports medicine.
"Things like U-I-L rules with concussions, and there's lots of changes that we see almost on a daily basis that sports medicine is certainly on the cutting edge. It's one of the fastest growing career options in the U.S., so if you've got students that are in high-school, or even under-grad, and are considering that as a career choice, we have lots of students that are former college athletes, that want to stay involved with sports," says Dr. Toby Brooks, and associate professor of sports medicine at Texas Tech University Health Science Center.
Community medical school is open to any age, from students to seniors.
But before Dr. Brooks talks about safety from the sidelines, Dr. Richard Lampe, chairman of pediatrics, will share some thoughts on the enterovirus, which has been sweeping across the country and can be dangerous to small children.
The public is invited to community medical school, tomorrow from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Health Science Center Academic Classroom Building. You don't need a reservation, but you can call 743-2008 if you'd like to learn more.