February 13, 2006
Contact: Melissa Campbell
New Jersey Medical School
Mini-Med School Provides Peek into the Art and Science of Medicine
Nine-Week Course Offered by New Jersey Medical School
(2/13/06)—Calling all Grey's Anatomy and ER fans, New Jersey Medical School's Mini-Med Program is the perfect opportunity to get a glimpse of what medical students and doctors learn, without the hassle of loans and years of coursework.
The nine-week course, held on Wednesday evenings at New Jersey Medical School's Newark campus, runs from March 8 through May 10th. Classes will consist of a small-group seminar conducted by current medical students, followed by two lectures given by New Jersey Medical School faculty. Topics will include the history of medicine, pioneering cancer treatments, new insights into obesity, the role of diabetes and hypertension in kidney disease and the ethical foundations of health care delivery.
Several weekend electives are also available, including techniques of medical library research, basic life support (CPR), cardio-pulmonary physiology including a live demonstration of the use and interpretation of the electrocardiogram, and tours of pathology laboratories and the University Hospital Emergency Room.
In addition, a complimentary health screening will be offered to participants. Students may have their blood pressure measured, eyes and ears examined and blood tested. Results of the tests are given to participants or may be forwarded directly to their own physicians. Referrals to New Jersey Medical School clinicians are also available.
For more information and to register, call 973-972-1269 or visit the Mini-Med Web site.