Medical School at a Fraction of the Price

By David Klassen

Stethoscope on Indian banknotes of different denominations

Those wanting to get a sense of what medical school is like, but may not have the bank account to fund it, can get an idea at several lectures coming up in March.

The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine will host its third annual Mini Medical School during six lectures taking place on Wednesday evenings starting March 10 at its Bannatyne Campus.

“This series of introductory medical school lectures by respected professors and researchers will help demystify important health issues,” a statement read.

Each session will include a question period on a specific theme, and two lectures.

Some of medical issues covered will be:

  • Medicine: Its History and Its Future
  • Hi-Tech Facilities: Clinical Learning and Simulation Facility?; Canadian Science Centre for Human and Animal Health
  • Genetics: The A,B,C’s of Genetics?; Genetic Testing in Medicine
  • Neurology: Movement Disorders?; The Gamma Knife
  • Community Health: H1N1 – A Year Later?; Vaccines
  • Plants in Medicine: Traditional Medicinal Products?; Nutraceuticals

You may not receive a PhD for attending, but you will get a USB memory stick with course notes, and a “diploma.”

The cost for all six sessions is $125 ($75 for students and seniors over 65). Individual session registration is available for $30 each. To register or for more information, visit umanitoba.ca, or call 789-3660.

All sessions are open to the public.


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