Back by Popular Demand: 2008 UNC Mini-Medical School

February 25, 2008 — Ever wanted to learn how to perform a tracheotomy? Wish you could remove a bone spur? Well, while the latest installment of the UNC School of Medicine’s annual Mini-Medical School will not equip participants with that level of skill and knowledge, the three-part weekly series is designed to give lay audiences first hand experience with the science underlying the practice of modern medicine. Topics on the agenda this year include research and clinical perspectives on aging, GI reflux disease, stroke prevention and the many faces of dementia.

The Mini-Medical School starts March 4, with two other sessions on March 11 and March 18. The series will take place in Chapel Hill at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education on Friday Center Drive from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Parking is plentiful and free. The series is open to the general public and is intended for a broad range of individuals who enjoy learning about issues in clinical care and research. All participants need is an interest in health care and a healthy curiosity about the science behind it. For a brochure and registration details go to

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