Feb. 16, 2001
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Med School sets lottery for free education

Staff report

Have 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 profession.

Classes 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.

As 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.

This year's lecture topics:
March 29 Anatomy: "The Faces of Anatomy," Barry Hinton
April 5 Aging: "Know Old With Me," Dr. Diane G. Snustad
April 12 Hormones and Cells: "The Ups and Downs of Blood Sugar," David L. Brautigan and Dr. Eugene Barrett
April 19 Cancer: "When Good Cells Go Bad," Michael Weber April 26 Hypertension: "The Silent Disease," Dr. Susan Squillace
April 26 Hypertension: "The Silent Disease," Dr. Susan Squillace
May 3 A Tour of a Research Lab, Dr. Erik Hewlett
May 10 Immunology: "AIDS 2001: The Odyssey of an Expanding Tragedy," Dr. Brian Wispelwey

Mini 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 www.med.virginia.edu/med-ed/minimed.


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