Mini-Medical School

Adventures in Medical Education for a Healthy Community!

Do you want to learn how doctors think and try your hand at diagnostic reasoning? Visit a medical research lab where scientists are finding new ways to improve health? Listen to a patient talk about how a chronic disease affects one’s life? Learn about cholesterol at the molecular and clinical level? Consider new approaches to treating cancer and advances in pediatric oncology (cancer)? Try your hand at making difficult health policy decisions?

You can do all of these things at the 25th Annual Mini-Medical School, presented by the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine. Community members are welcome to join us in the state of the art Claude Moore Medical Education Building for this enriching program. One Mini-Medical 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 on topics such as anatomy, diabetes, hypertension, medical research, and more. Tuition is free, there are no exams, and participants receive a certificate of attendance.

For your health and enjoyment, please consider this year’s Mini-Medical School!

Mini-Medical School 2019
  • 7 consecutive Wednesday evenings in the fall, September – October, dates to be announced
  • 6:30 – 9:00 pm
  • UVA School of Medicine, Claude Moore Medical Education Building

Apply to Mini-Medical School

Mini-Medical School will bring another wonderful year of health education to the Charlottesville community this fall! The application period will open during the month of July, 2019.

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Program Overview & Agenda

Mini-Medical School will meet on seven consecutive Wednesday evenings during the fall. Throughout the program many fascinating topics in medical education will be examined, such as medical reasoning, dyslipidemia, anatomy, diabetes, and more.
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Welcome from the Director

Dr. Sean Reed, Mini-Medical School Program Director, invites the community to participate in the program.
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Participant Endorsement

Diane Washington, a long-time UVA employee, participated in Mini-Medical School.
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