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CU Medical School’s Mini Med 2 Debuts


Dr. Gerald Zarlengo teaches the 600 attendees about labor and delivery as a simulation manikin performs the steps.

(May 2012) The School of Medicine has launched a sequel to the popular CU Mini Med School, which has taught more than 18,000 people the basic science of medicine.

Founded in 1989 by J. John Cohen, MDCM, PhD, a CU medical school professor of immunology and medicine, the Mini Med School concept has spread nationally and internationally.

Now there’s Mini Med School Part 2: The Clinical Years. This pilot program began in January and met on Wednesday evenings for eight weeks. It covered the doctor-patient relationship; heart disease and risk modification; childhood development; pneumonia and smoking; trauma and injury prevention; diabetes and obesity; and pregnancy and delivery.

Dennis Boyle, MD, of Rheumatology and Stephen Wolf, MD, of Emergency Medicine, both on the medical school faculty, led the first Mini Med School Part 2, and plan to continue it and expand its reach next year. As always, a large group of enthusiastic medical student volunteers welcomed and engaged with the audience.

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