Arizona Health Sciences Center Offers Mini-Medical School for Dr. Wannabes

Katie Riley
Sept. 13, 2000

Mini Medical School, Fall Session
Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.,
beginning Oct. 11
UA College of Medicine, Lecture Hall, Room 2117,
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
$50, which includes class notes, light refreshments and parking in the University Medical Center Garage

If you had taken your mom's advice and gotten up for that 8 a.m. chemistry class in college, you might be a doctor by now. Well it's not too late - sort of. The University of Arizona Health Sciences Center is offering a six-week series of Wednesday-evening lectures on subjects covered in the medical school curriculum

"We think people are interested in the revolution that is occurring in biology and medicine. It affects many aspects of life, everything from health care to criminal justice to food at the supermarket," said James Dalen, M.D., M.P.H., and dean of the UA College of Medicine. "For our part, we would like to inform and engage our community in the biosciences in a way that is interesting and useful to them."

The Mini Medical School fall session focuses on the behavioral sciences; a spring session will emphasize anatomy and physiology. Classes include:

Oct. 11
Depression and Mood Disorders
Alan Gelenberg, M.D. and head of the UA psychiatry department

Oct. 18
Issues of Death and Dying
Larry Lincoln, M.D., Tucson physician

Oct. 25
Making Sense of Conflicting Nutrition Advice: Why and How to Lose Weight
Cynthia Thomson, Ph.D., R.D., Arizona Cancer Center and UA College of Public Health

Nov. 1
Integrative Medicine: Combining the Best of Alternative and Mainstream Medicine
John Mark. M.D., Program in Integrative Medicine, UA College of Medicine

Nov. 8
The Biology of Aging
John Boyer, M.D., Arizona Center on Aging

Nov. 15
Sleep and Sleep Disorders
Russell Dodge, M.D., UMC Sleep Disorders Center

Lectures will be held 6-8 p.m. at the UA College of Medicine, Lecture Hall, Room 2117, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. The cost for all six lectures plus class notes and light refreshments is $50. Free parking in the UMC visitors garage. To register, call 626-7301.




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