UT Medical Center to hosts Mini Med School

April 25, 2011 | Events, UToday



The University of Toledo Medical Center in conjunction with the Center for Continuing Medical Education will host a five-week Mini Med School for anyone interested in getting a glimpse of the training physicians receive.

The program is designed to give the experience of a first-year medical student. Each attendee will receive a course syllabus with handouts each week from the presenting faculty.

“We are holding these sessions for the general public as a means of highlighting the College of Medicine and some of our outstanding educational and clinical areas,” said Dr. James Kleshinski, associate dean for admissions in the UT College of Medicine and Life Sciences and director of the Mini Med School.

The program is open to anyone with a sense of curiosity and an interest in orthopedics and rehabilitation, pathology, pulmonary medicine, neurosciences and epilepsy, and vascular surgery and minimally invasive surgery.

The sessions will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 4 through June 1 in Collier Building Room 1000B on the UT Health Science Campus. The session schedule will be:

• May 4 — Orthopedics and Rehabilitation with Dr. Jason Levine, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, and Dr. Steven Farrell, associate professor of orthopedic surgery and chief of physical medicine and rehabilitation;

• May 11 — Pathology with Dr. Amira Gohara, professor of pathology, and Dr. Luis E. De Las Casas, associate professor and chief of anatomic pathology;

• May 18 — Pulmonary Medicine with Dr. Patricia Metting, professor of physiology and pharmacology and vice chancellor for student affairs on Health Science Campus, and Dr. Ragheb Assaly, professor of medicine and director of the medical intensive care unit and internal medicine residency program;

• May 25 — Neurosciences and Epilepsy with Dr. Bryan Yamamoto, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosciences, and Dr. Imran Ali, professor of neurology and associate dean of clinical medical education; and

• June 1 — Vascular Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery with Dr. Gerald Zelenock, professor and chair of the Department of Surgery, and Dr. David Heidt, assistant professor of general surgery.

Registration is $35 for UT students and senior citizens, and $50 for all others.

The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 27, and applications should be sent to The University of Toledo, Mail Stop 1181, 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH 43614.

Applications are available at www.utoledo.edu/med/cme/pdf/2011_Mini_Med_Registration_For.pdf.

Contact the Center for Continuing Medical Education for more information at 419.383.4237.