UVA’s Mini-Med School

UVa’s Mini-Med School

IMG_3097 (2)Adventures in Medical Education for a Healthy Community

Do you want to peer down someone’s throat to see vocal cords in action? Hear about the most recent research on aging? Listen to a patient tell about how a chronic disease affects their life? Learn about nutrition and diabetes? Consider new approaches to treating cancer? Visit a medical research lab where scientists are finding new ways to improve health?

Mini-Med School is a program offered by the University of Virginia that brings an abridged version of medical school to participating community members. The program is open to high school students, UVa faculty and staff members, community members, and anyone else who would like to learn more about the medical profession.

During the 7 week program enthusiastic UVa faculty members, with assistance from current medical students, will lead the group in exploration of a wide range of topics in medical education. Participants will experience such integral parts of medical school as match day, research labs, patient interviews, and more. Mini-Med will provide a behind the scenes look at the training of those we entrust with our health, a greater sense of health literacy, and forge new connections between the health system and our community. Mini-Med will also feature entertainment provided by our talented medical students. There is no cost to participate and while participants will not leave Mini-Med School with a medical degree they will leave with knowledge, resources, and a certificate of attendance.

One Mini-Med alum describes the program as:

The most interesting and best organized educational experience I’ve ever had.

Enthusiastic and engaging faculty members from the School of Medicine will lecture and answer questions; topics include Anatomy, Diabetes, Hypertension, Medical Research, and more. Tuition is free, there are no exams, and participants receive a certificate of attendance.radiator

For your health and enjoyment, consider this year’s Mini-Med School.


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  • 7 Consecutive Wednesday Evenings in the fall
  • 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m
  • Claude Moore Medical Education Building