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Register now for Mini-Med 2006

Published: January 26, 2005
Mini-Med Coordinators
Coordinators for this year's McMaster Mini-Med School:
(Back Row) Courtney Bell, Megan Hogan, Barb Bertram, (Front Row) Chris Lopez, Shayna Finkelman, Michelle Walker

Another sell-out is expected this year for the McMaster Mini-Med School, as the public is invited to attend a lecture series organized by the students of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine.

The seven-session program provides the public with the opportunity to gain in-depth medical knowledge on a variety of topics.

In each of the seven weekly classes, two McMaster professors will give lectures exploring the scientific basis on various medical conditions or issues. The professors will gear their talks to the general public with a particular interest in learning more about medicine and health care.

The mini-med program, now in its fourth year, can accommodate 300 people, and has been a sell-out each year.

The school is organized by a medical student committee, which this year is led by third-year student Michelle Walker.

Walker explained that the committee asks professors who are experts in their field and are excellent speakers to provide the lectures. Feedback from participants at the end of each school is used to help determine the topics for the following year.

Topics this year include alternative medicine, emergency care, erectile dysfunction, breast cancer, diabetes and laparoscopic surgery.

The complete list of topics and lecturers can be found at: McMaster Mini-Med School Homepage

The first class is on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and the other six will be held on consecutive Tuesdays beginning March 14. Classes are held in the Ewart Angus Centre of the McMaster University Health Sciences Centre, from 7 p.m. to 9:10 p.m.

Cost is $125, or $75 for seniors and students. To register, call Health Sciences Continuing Education at 905-525-9140, ext. 22671. Registration includes course material.

Funds raised are donated in a unique way, as each of the professors chooses a charity to receive a $500 donation.

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