Mini-Medical School Open to Community Members

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February 13, 2018 | Downers Grove, IL

Learn more about current topics in healthcare at Midwestern University's Mini-Medical School. The Mini-Medical School is a four-week medical education program open to community members (adult, college, and high school students). The program is designed for people who want to learn more about topics taught in the professional healthcare programs at Midwestern University. The Mini-Medical School will be held on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:15 pm on February 26, March 5, March 12, and March 19. All sessions will be held at the University's campus located at 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL.

A Midwestern University faculty member or student will present each session. The University is the home of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Chicago College of Pharmacy, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois, and the Chicago College of Optometry. The cost of the entire program is $25; a single session is $10. Topics to be covered include:

  • Exploring Drug Mechanisms through the Pharmacology of Taste Perception - discover the mechanisms of taste perception as a convenient and engaging model for the practical consideration of receptor systems and participate in a discussion about the mechanisms of drugs used to treat human disease. 
  • Neurobiology of Stroke - discuss different types of stroke, their presenting symptoms, and resulting pathophysiological changes. We will also discuss current and emerging treatment strategies.  
  • Dental Medicine Overview - learn about the history of dentistry and participate in a hands-on workshop to explore modern dental equipment.
  • Osteopathic Medicine: What's It All About? - join us as we walk through a patient case and learn more about the history and philosophy of osteopathic medicine.

Individuals interested in attending the Mini-Medical School can register by visiting the program's website or by calling 630-515-7421. A complete schedule of speakers and topics is available on the website. Please e-mail questions to minimed@midwestern.edu.

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