Mini Medical School

Alaska WWAMI and Providence Alaska Medical Center Presents 2012 Mini Medical School.

We invite you to join us for an evening lecture series presenting topics which concern all Alaskans.  Premier Alaskan physicians will demonstrate innovations in medical science through lectures and interactive case examples.  This year's series will explore national health reform, chronic pain issues, facts about health information dissemination, and the rising problem of diabetes and hypertension.

Get detailed information about the 2012 Mini Medical School Lecture Series.

Alaska WWAMI coordinates the production of the yearly Mini Medical School, a collaboration between Alaska WWAMI, various Alaskan physicians and health-care providers, and the University of Washington School of Medicine. Open to the public, the Mini Medical School lecture series offers topics from the world of medicine that are of interest to all Alaskans. The lectures are presented each year on Tuesday evenings in October; the location alternates yearly between Anchorage and Fairbanks, and videoconference technology allows participation in other locations.

The following is a sampling of past Mini Medical School lecture topics:

  • Poxes, Plagues, and Parasites in the 21st Century – Why Do We Still Have Infectious Diseases?
  • The Looming Crisis of Health Care in Alaska – Cost, Quality and Access
  • ABCs of Liver Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury Treatments
  • Basic Microbiology of Cancer… What Causes It?
  • Frontiers of Science: Immunizations – How They Work, Are They Safe, What is Next?

Click on the links below to view fliers from previous Mini Medical Schools:

February 2006 Mini Medical School
October 2006 Mini Medical School
October 2007 Mini Medical School
October 2011 Mini Medical School

For more information about the Mini Medical School, contact Megan Gooding, 907-458-6416.