I had the opportunity to attend a Discovery Series program the other night. I was really surprised by the number of people that turned out on a cold, wintry night to listen to a talk on shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist problems. My colleagues from the New England Musculoskeletal Institute did a fantastic job presenting the information in layman’s terms mixed with a bit of humor. Who knew they could be so entertaining? I believe the Discovery Series is an essential component of our mission as an academic medical center. It provides the public with timely, relevant health information and empowers individuals by providing them with the knowledge to make thoughtful health care decisions. Although I couldn’t stay for the whole program, I had another surprise before I left – they serve great cookies!