Mini Medical School
Beginning in 1996, the UF Medical Guild underwrote the UF Health Science Center’s Mini Medical School. Each Fall the Center for Precollegiate Education and Training (CPET) invites secondary science, health, and vocational teachers to attend a day long program which focuses on current biomedical trends. Teachers have the opportunity to interact and to exchange ideas about medical education outreach. The teachers are exposed to advances in the medical sciences which are taken back to their colleagues and students. Click here for more information about CPET’s Mini Medical School Program.
In December 2020, an impressive slate of UF researchers participated in MMS via a series of 2-hour webinars offered to secondary science, health, and vocational teachers. This year’s (2021) program focused on Virology and Immunology to broaden participant’s knowledge and understanding of the basic biomedical concepts that underlie current research on COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and therapies/preventions. (See Corresponding Slide)
The Spring 2019 Mini Medical School program’s content was provided in partnership with the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute to explore current research in the field of antimicrobial resistance.
In the Fall of 2018 Mini Medical School program was about anxiety and mental health through the Center for OCD, Anxiety, and Related Disorders. Both clinical and research approaches to this significant issue were presented.