During the first lesson on Wednesday night, our new students were broken up into small groups and learned how to properly find a pulse and calculate a heart rate. We then segued into our lesson on the cardiovascular system. During the next lesson on Monday night, we focused focused on the flow of blood from the heart to the body and lungs. We finally learned how and why doctors use a stethoscope. Their homework is to take the pulse of five people in their family.
Generation class is something that never fails to warm my heart. It's amazing to see a group of eager students give up a weeknight just to learn more about medicine. As all of us "profes" climbed into the micro full of students to go to class, and they greeted us with huge smiles and hugs as they talked about how excited they were to learn. As we dropped them off at the end of the night, they said they couldn't wait for the next lesson.