Medical Explorers receives support check!
     Our Kiwanis Treasurer Randy Cook presents Medical Explorer advisor Charles Johnson, a support check for $1500.00 at last week's club meeting, April 23rd.  The Medical Explorers,  is a subsidiary of the Boy Scouts of America, where units, also known as "posts" are created to teach students about a specific career field.  More than 20 years after Medical Explorer Post 4077 was created, Central Texas Medical Center is taking on the role as the lead sponsor for the group.  The local Medical Explorer's group is led by Texas State University's former Chairman of Health Services Research Charles Johnson (left) who says this program is more extensive than others of it's kind.
     The group organizes weekly speakers that cover the full spectrum of health care, including the allied health professions, administration, physician recruiting, public health, infectious diseases, epidemiology, bioterrorism and more.  They also perform volunteer and mission work in cooperation with the San Antonio chapter of the Christian Medical & Dental Association making regular trips to cities cities along the Mexico border to provide medical aid.  Charles Johnson says "a week doesn't go by where I don't see a career path change.  I show them exciting altermatives  in areas of medicine they never knew existed."