College of Medicine’s Mini-Medical School lineup announced

Penn State College of Medicine’s annual Mini-Medical School is designed for an educated lay audience with the intent of helping members of the general public understand basic science, medical research and clinical applications. There are two one-hour presentations each evening including question and answer sessions that present information on related topics around a central theme for the evening.

The audience for this program includes high school and college teachers, students interested in careers in medicine, retirees and others. This series is a unique opportunity for the public to interact directly and openly with physicians and researchers at Penn State Hershey.

This year’s Mini-Medical School sessions are:

March 4

-- 6:30-7:30 p.m. -- Live Donor Liver Transplantation

-- 8-9 p.m. -- R.I.P. Hepatitis C Virus

March 11

-- 6:30-7:30 p.m. -- Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance

-- 8-9 p.m. -- Colorectal Cancer Screening

March 18

-- 6:30-7:30 p.m. -- Osteoporosis Update: Prevention and Screening in Women

-- 8-9 p.m. -- The Menstrual Cycle as a Vital Sign: Lessons from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

March 25

-- 6:30-7:30 p.m. -- Multiple Sclerosis and Vision

-- 8-9 p.m. -- Aging Eyes: Common Causes of Vision Loss Among the Elderly

April 1

-- 6:30-7:30 p.m. -- Medical Missions: Health, Here and Abroad — It Matters

-- 8-9 p.m. -- Clinical Work in Underprivileged Settings from a Student’s Perspective

To register, call 717-531-6483 or visit

Last Updated January 22, 2014