The University of Maryland School of Medicine will hold its first free "Mini-Med School" to help Baltimore residents improve their health and well-being. The series of five weekly classes will give the public a taste of what it's like to be a medical student, and an opportunity to learn from Maryland's leading physicians and researchers.
"Mini-Med School" will be held on Wednesday nights from September 12 through October 10 from 6:30-8:30 pm, in the School of Medicine's Bressler Research Building at 655 W. Baltimore Street in West Baltimore. To register call (410) 706-8685.
"Our physicians are on the forefront of biomedical research," says Donald E. Wilson M.D., M.A.C.P., Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine. "We want the public, especially those who live in the communities around the medical school, to benefit from our knowledge and the latest breakthroughs in patient care."
Topics include: "Talking to your Doctor," Diabetes and Obesity," "Heart, Health, Stroke and Hypertension," "Cancer," and "Mental Health." The lectures will be in layman's terms and are designed to be fun and informative. They will be held in medical school classrooms and will be followed by a question and answer session. The final class includes a graduation ceremony.
The University of Maryland's "Mini Med-School" program is supported by the National Institutes of Health science education office and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
For patient inquiries, call 1-800-492-5538 or click here to make an appointment.