Mini Med School starts new term

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Mini Medical School at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry starts its fifth year on Thursday and once again, the class is full with a waiting list. This popular lecture series from our Faculty, Staff & Community Development Office lets participants experience the feel of attending medical school without the final exams, high tuition, or cadavers. Some of the highlights of this term include a look at ecosystem health, infertility treatments and transplant surgery. The lectures are held in Room D1002 of the Dental Sciences Building from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on six consecutive Thursday evenings.

Topics and presenters as listed:

Oct. 4 Infectious Music: How Microbes Shaped Our Music -Dr. Quim Madrenas
Oct. 11 The Ins and Outs of Transplant surgery -Dr. Vivian McAlister
Oct. 18 Ecosystem Health: It's Part of Us All -Dr. Charles Trick
Oct. 25 Life in the ER: From Waiting Room to Trauma Room -Dr. Bill McCauley
Nov. 1 Sperm Gotta Swim, Eggs Gotta Try: Current Treatment of Infertility -Dr. Jackie Hollet-Caines
Nov. 8 Navigating the Motor Neuron: What Happens When the Infrastructure Fails -Dr. Michael Strong