News at Medicine - April 2016 - Become a medical student!


Become a medical student!
April 21, 2016
Did you know that climate change can affect your health? Do you want to know more about nutrition? Have you always wondered what it’s like to be a medical student? Well now you can during Memorial University’s Mini-Med school which started on April 13, but still has more great sessions happening in the coming weeks.
 
People of all ages are invited to register for the Faculty of Medicine’s 2016 Mini-Med School, a five-week program running from April 13 to May 11. Participants will learn about making healthy food choices, dispel widespread myths surrounding gender diverse children and discuss the most prevalent nutritional disorders among children.
Participants of the 2015 Mini Med School learning about blood disorders.

This annual program began in 2004 as an initiative of Office of Professional Development (OPD), Faculty of Medicine to connect with the community and help share the knowledge and expertise of medical faculty. The program is ideal for anyone interested in learning more about health and medicine. The educational sessions will take place at the Faculty of Medicine, in the Health Sciences Centre on the St. John’s campus. They will also be available via webinar for anyone unable to attend in person.

Each Wednesday evening for five weeks, two faculty members will present on areas related to health and medicine. The seminars will explore the scientific basis of topical medical issues and are followed by a question and answer session. At the final session, participants will receive a certificate of completion and a graduation reception is held.
Attendees of all ages are encouraged to register. Past participants have ranged from high-school students interested in medicine as a profession, to seniors with an interest in health and health-related topics.  

Past participants have noted that the format allows attendees to learn about complex issues in an easy-to-understand learning environment with experts who are eager to answer questions and help expand everyone’s knowledge.  

Anyone interested in participating in Mini-Med School should register as soon as possible. Due to the popularity of the program, space is limited and registration will occur on a first come basis.

The cost of the program is $129 for adults and $75 for seniors/students; plus applicable taxes.

For a complete list of topics and to register for Mini-Med School, please visit the OPD website.

Please note that due to the weather-related campus closure on Wednesday, April 20, the program will be reschedule with more details coming soon.