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.
- Johnson City man found guilty of second degree murder
- Five people running for three seats on Johnson City Commission
- Weighing options for ambulance services in Hawkins County
- Animal shelter needs help with overcrowding, charging less for adoption
- Local firefighters had rare opportunity to train in a real life setting