Monday, August 18, 2014

Griffin to hold mini-med school in Derby

DERBY - Griffin Hospital is accepting registrations for its free,10-week “Mini-Med School” course that begins Sept. 11.

This free course will be conducted over 10 consecutive weekly sessions by various Griffin Hospital physicians who serve as faculty. 
The program meets Thursdays from 6:30-9 p.m. in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St. 
The Mini-Med School will culminate with a “graduation” ceremony for participants Nov. 13.

The course is specifically designed for the layperson with little or no medical background, providing a unique opportunity to gain a greater understanding of how the human body works, insight into common disorders of the various organ systems, as well as information about disease prevention. 
Each weekly session will be divided into two hour-long presentations on different medical topics, with a refreshment break between presentations and ample time for questions and answers.

This is the 12th time Griffin Hospital has offered this popular Mini-Med School course, which covers the following topics over its 10-week schedule:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Primary Care
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology and Hematology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynecology
  • Urology
  • Rheumatology
  • Dermatology
  • General Surgery
This course is comprehensive and the knowledge base is cumulative, so those participants who attend all sessions will gain the most benefit.
There is no fee to enroll in the Mini-Med School, but space is limited; early registration is encouraged. 
To register, go to the events calendar at or call 203-732-1511.

This is a press release from Griffin Hospital.

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