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 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 School 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.

Mini-Medical School is normally held over 7 consecutive Wednesday evenings in the fall, from 6:30-9:00 pm, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Due to COVID-19, it is unclear when we will be able to resume our traditional in-person program, but we have launched a Mini-Medical School YouTube Channel, which will serve as an additional medium to continue empowering the greater Charlottesville community with practical medical knowledge. Read more about it!

UVA Mini-Medical School YouTube Channel & Special Podcast: “COVID-19/Charlottesville”

We are excited to announce the official launch of the UVA Mini-Med School YouTube Channel and the release of our special podcast series, “COVID-19/Charlottesville!”


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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