Curious about the secrets to aging successfully? How can people keep the weight off after losing it? And how bad is the opioid epidemic we read about in the news?
These questions and more will be answered at the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s “Mini Med School” – free classes on Wednesday evenings that feature award-winning teachers from the CU clinical faculty. Beginning September 6, 2017, CU specialists will cover material from their areas of expertise in a way that is accessible to the layperson.
The eight sessions will cover information in the areas of addiction, geriatrics, medical ethics, general medicine, emergency medicine, neurology, and weight loss. See below for the schedule.
The classes will take place on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, but for those who can’t make it they will be broadcast live on video. Follow the registration links below for more information.
At the completion of the courses, participants will receive a Mini Med “diploma.”
Sept. 6—Opioid Epidemic
Dennis Boyle, MD, professor of rheumatology at CU School of Medicine and associate director of CU’s Foundations of Doctoring program
Sept. 13—The Secrets to Successful Aging
Jeff Wallace, MD, professor at CU School of Medicine and director of clinical geriatrics at University Hospital.
Sept. 20—Fall Break
Sept. 27—Medical Ethics
Matthew Wynia, MD, is the director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the CU School of Medicine.
Oct. 4—Topics in Medicine
Nichole Zehnder, MD, specializes in internal medicine with interests in student education, the patient-physician relationship, medical ethics, breaking bad news, and mindfulness. She is also the director of admissions for CU School of Medicine.
Oct. 11—What Science Tells Us About How to Lose Weight and Keep It Off Forever
James Hill, PhD, is a nationally-recognized expert in the weight loss field and involved with research at the Anschutz Health & Wellness Center.
Nov. 1—How Doctors Diagnose
Kristin Furfari, MD, is a specialist in family medicine as hospitalist and a master educator.
Patrick Kneeland, MD, is the associate director of safety and patient-centered performance within the hospital medicine group at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Furfari and Dr. Kneeland are part of the team that organizes the Mini Med School program.
*TBA topics include a session on neurology taught by Matt West, MD, a neurologist at Kaiser Permanente and a session on emergency medicine, taught by Katie Bakes, MD, a pediatric emergency medicine specialist.
To learn more and register visit: http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/community/MiniMed/MMII/Pages/schedule.aspx (or search for “mini med school Colorado”).