School sets lottery for free education
you ever been inspired by the hit television show "E.R,"
and thought it would be neat to be like George Clooney? While
it can't promise a starring TV role or megabucks, the School
of Medicine is offering folks the chance to go to medical
school for free. U.Va. is offering its seventh annual Mini Med
School program to everyone from high school students to senior
citizens who want to know what it is like to train for the medical
will run from March 29 through May 10. Each class is from 7 p.m.
to 9 p.m. on Thursdays in Jordan Hall. Since more people apply
than can be accepted, selection for the program is done by lottery.
The deadline to apply for admission is Feb. 28.
a part of Mini Med School, selected professors will offer highlights
from actual Medical School curricula. Participants will be able
to ask questions after each lecture and discuss related topics
with a senior medical student.
year's lecture topics:
"The Faces of Anatomy," Barry Hinton
"Know Old With Me," Dr. Diane G. Snustad
and Cells: "The Ups and Downs of Blood Sugar," David
L. Brautigan and Dr. Eugene Barrett
"When Good Cells Go Bad," Michael Weber April 26
Hypertension: "The Silent Disease," Dr. Susan Squillace
"The Silent Disease," Dr. Susan Squillace
Tour of a Research Lab, Dr. Erik Hewlett
"AIDS 2001: The Odyssey of an Expanding Tragedy,"
Dr. Brian Wispelwey
Med School is supported by a grant from Pfizer Incorporated. Applicants
may call 924-5839 or 924-2563, or they may apply on the Web at