Mini-Medical School is a program offered by the University of Virginia School of Medicine that brings an abridged version of medical school to participating community members. The program is open to junior and senior high school students, UVa faculty and staff, community members, retirees and seniors, 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-Medical School 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-Medical School will also feature entertainment provided by our talented medical students.
There is no cost to participate and while participants will not leave Mini-Medical School with a medical degree they will leave with knowledge, resources, and a certificate of attendance.