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Students provide health screenings at Farmer's Market

By Jonathan Radford, jradford@wcyb.com
Published On: Oct 16 2013 04:12:32 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 16 2013 05:05:16 PM CDT
JC HEALTH FAIR
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

In recognition of National Primary Care Week, medical students from the Quillen College of Medicine left the classroom and put what they've learned to practice.

The local chapter of the American Medical Student Association held a health fair at the Johnson City farmer's market today.

More than 100 people received free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings.

Students tell us this provided them with a practical experience. "It's a great experience because we spend most of our time right now in the classroom, so it's great to be able to come and really get involved in the community and get to know the community that we are living in and serving," said Rebekah Rollston, medical student.

This event was just one of the events the organization has held to promote health and wellness in the community.