Earlier this year, the 2021 Mini Medical School program offered nearly 300 participants the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the world of medicine, along with trusted information from some of the region’s top medical experts.
Now, everyone who would like can share the experience. Lectures from the free series—co-sponsored by ChristianaCare and the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association—are available at no cost below and on ChristianaCare’s YouTube channel.
Held virtually this year over six consecutive Thursdays, the 2021 Mini Medical School offered valuable insight into the role of health care professionals in diagnosing and treating illness, as well as general health topics. Those who attended all six classes—which featured discussions about the social determinants of health; the importance of prostate screening; racism and health; gene editing and more—received a certificate of achievement. No previous medical training is required to follow along to the series. There are no tests or grades.
“Many of our participants each year are high school students, and Mini Med is a great way for those students interested in a future in the health sciences to learn more about the field,” said Kate Smith, M.D., MPH, program manager for the Delaware Academy of Medicine/Delaware Public Health Association. “It is also a great way for adults to learn more about their own health and well-being.”