The East turned into a “small medical school” for young people

Nearly a dozen young adults, ages 11 to 14, gather inside the Fred Hampton Community Room at Proviso East High School in Maywood on July 23 to learn about the nature of studying medicine.

Young participants were given real stethoscopes and learned about the human heart, skin, blood, digestion, diseases, and surgical techniques, among others.

The first “Medical Small School” was free to participants and sponsored by the Maywood Safe Summer, a youth summer activities program initiated by the Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon.