[Source: University of Arizona] — Sex, lies, and venomous creatures! Now is your chance to experience medical school without the homework, exams and tuition. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix in partnership with Arizona State University Mini-Medical School is a vital tool to educate the community about the medical college and the research taking place on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. It also provides community members with a hands-on medical school experience. This is an opportunity to learn about medicine, current health issues, and the medical curriculum in a way that is fun and understandable, such as why patients and physicians sometimes avoid telling the truth or which area hospitals carry the scorpion anti-venom.
This popular evening series is registering for the spring session, which begins Feb. 18 and continues each Wednesday evening through March 4. Leading faculty members from the College of Medicine in Tucson and Phoenix and other institutions will present interactive lectures on subjects related to curriculum experienced by medical school students. Following is the spring schedule:
- Feb. 18 – “Liar, Liar Pants on Fire: The Need for Ethics in a Health-care Setting” presented by David Beyda, MD, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
- Feb. 25 – “Sex and Cardiovascular Disease: Everything You Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask!” presented by Taben Hale, PhD, College of Medicine – Phoenix
- Oct. 22 – “Scorpion Antivenom in Arizona” presented by Leslie Boyer, MD, College of Medicine and Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center (Tucson)
- DATE/TIME: Beginning Feb. 18 – every Wednesday for three weeks. All classes are from 6 – 8 p.m.
- PLACE: College of Medicine – Phoenix, 550 E. Van Buren St. (corner of Seventh Street & Van Buren Street in downtown Phoenix)
- COST: The three-week series is $75 (includes lecture materials and a light dinner). Early registration is recommended as space is limited. Call Barbara Quinlan at 602-827-2024 to register or for more information.