|J. John Cohen, M.D.,
Ph.D., a McGill University graduate, developed the concept of Mini-Med
schools. The first Mini-Med School was held at the University of
Colorado in 1990, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the relationship
between the medical school and the surrounding community.
Mini-Med schools are a
public education program now offered by more than 80 medical schools,
universities, research institutions, and hospitals in the United
States. Within a year of the program's inception in Colorado,
articles about the first Mini-Med School appeared in 3 national
publications: The New York Times, Family Circle, and the Journal
of the National Institute of Health research.
What is a Mini-Med
Schools focus on the basic sciences and clinical subject
- Each lecture
links with the previous lecture.
- Students are
expected to attend every week.
- Lectures are
presented in a manner comprehensible to the lay public.
- There are no
prerequisites for the program.
- All lectures
include a question and answer period.
Mini-Med School premiered in the fall of 2001, the first such
program in Canada.
Faculty of Medicine, McGill University,
July 02, 2012