Feb. 19, 2007 -- If you’ve always dreamed of going to medical school, but settled for weekly infusions of Scrubs, Grey’s Anatomy, or E.R , now’s your chance to go for free. That’s right: no cost, no grades and no tests. And you get a certificate stating that you are a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Mini-Med School.
The School of Medicine will offer its seven-week Mini-Med School from March 22 through May 3. High school students to senior citizens are welcome. However, facilities limit enrollment to 139 participants, the size of a medical school class.
Each week, one of the medical school’s most popular professors will discuss topics such as anatomy, aging, cell signaling, diabetes, cancer, hypertension and AIDS.
Following each presentation, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk with the speaker informally. On one evening, small groups will visit research labs.
Classes will meet on Thursday evenings, March 22 through May 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Jordan Hall at the School of Medicine. Free parking is available.
To apply for admission, call 924-2563 or 924-5839 or apply online at www.healthsystem.virginia.