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Attendees participate in a series of hands-on activities, led by College of Medicine faculty.

Attendees participate in a series of hands-on activities, led by College of Medicine faculty.
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Publish Date: 09/30/10
Media Contact: Angela Koenig, 513-558-4625
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UC Mini Medical College Offers Laypersons a Crash Course in Medicine

CINCINNATI—Intrigued by medicine but perhaps not ready or inclined to pursue a medical degree? Then Mini Medical College may be for you. 

Professors in the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine deliver a four-week public crash course on medicine and science during the 10th annual Mini Medical College, a health education series set to begin Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Mini Medical College will provide students and lifelong learners of all ages with the latest trends in modern medicine and disease prevention and how they affect personal health.The series will be held each Tuesday in October for a total of four classes. Each class, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., includes lectures from distinguished faculty and practicing health providers from the UC College of Medicine and visits to the UC Simulation Lab. 

No medical or scientific background is needed to attend. The cost is $69 and includes all eight lectures, parking, a manual of materials and information, a T-shirt and certificate of participation for those who attend all four evenings. All classes will be held in the Medical Sciences Building’s Kresge Auditorium, located at 231 Albert Sabin Way on the UC medical campus.

For more information or to register, call (513) 556-6932 or visit

The 2010 schedule is as follows:

Oct. 5
"Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy Heart”
LeAnn Coberly, MD, associate professor in the department of internal medicine, UC College of Medicine

"Cardiac Dance: The Spirals of Life”
Gerald Buckberg, MD (UC College of Medicine, 1961)
Distinguished Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine

Oct. 12 & 19
"HIV: 101—What Everyone Ought to Know”
Judith Feinberg, MD, professor and associate chair of medicine for faculty development, UC College of Medicine

"Swine Influenza: When Pigs Fly”
Rebecca Brady, MD, assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at the UC College of Medicine (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center)

"Taste of UC Medical Simulation”
Michael Sostok, MD, professor of clinical medicine and assistant dean of medical education, UC College of Medicine

Oct. 26
"Essentials of Medical Imaging”
Gavin Udstuen, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine in the department of radiology, UC College of Medicine

"Emergency Medicine”
Sarah Ronan-Bentle, MD
Assistant residency director in the department of emergency medicine, UC College of Medicine

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