Mini-Medical School Open to Community Members

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October 22, 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 medical school or other professional healthcare programs at Midwestern University. The Mini-Medical School will be held on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:15 pm on October 22, October 29, November 5, and November 12. 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, the Chicago College of Optometry, and the College of Graduate Studies. The cost of the entire program is $25; a single session is $10. Topics to be covered include:

  • Osteopathic Medicine: What's it all about? - join us for a presentation that will include an overview of the history and philosophy of osteopathic medicine, a demonstration of the unique skills doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) can bring to diagnosis and treatment, and a question and answer session.
  • Understanding the Gender Gap in Heart Attacks - review the anatomy of the cardiovascular system and discuss how heart attacks present differently in men and women.
  • The Future of Dentistry - learn about the history of dentistry and participate in a hands-on workshop to explore modern dental equipment.   
  • Exploring Drug Mechanisms through the Pharmacology of Taste Perception - explore various taste-able substances to manipulate receptor pathways, as a specific point of discussion in a larger conversation about the mechanisms of drugs used to treat human disease.    

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