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Mini-Medical School Series

Interested in medicine? Get a taste of medical school without the exams!

March 13 - April 17
7 - 9 p.m.

Christiana Hospital Campus
John H. Ammon Medical Education Center
Christiana Hospital Campus
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718 directions
Main Auditorium

Mini-Medical School is a free six-week lecture series offered for adults of all ages and high school students to learn about important trends in medicine and health. Faculty will provide in-depth lectures on important issues and advances in medicine and research. Participants can ask questions after each lecture. There are no tests or grades. No previous medical training is required. Participants who attend all six sessions will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Preregistration is required. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., lectures 7 to 9 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.

2014 Mini-Med Lecture Schedule

Depression and Other Disorders of Mood
Thursday, March 13
Michael N. Marcus, M.D., Medical Director, Outpatient Psychiatric Practice, Christiana Care Health System

Focus on Hypertension
Thursday, March 20
Sandra Weiss, M.D., Clinical Cardiologist, Christiana Care Cardiology Consultants, Christiana Care Health System

Pelvic-floor Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment
Thursday, March 27
Babak Vakili, M.D., Director for the Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery, Christiana Care Health System


Update on the Affordable Care Act
Thursday, April 3
Robert J. Laskowski, M.D., MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Christiana Care Health System

Neuro Critical Care: Treating Serious Neurovascular Illnesses and Injuries
Thursday, April 10
Valerie E. Dechant, M.D., Medical Director of Neuro Critical Care, Christiana Care Health System

An Update on Breast Cancer, from the Screening Debate to New Treatment Options
Thursday, April 17
Diana Dickson-Witmer, M.D., Medical Director of Christiana Care Breast Center, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center

Mini Medical School classes are full. Registration is closed.

Presented in part by:

Delaware Health Sciences Alliance CarePages Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing

Christiana Care is a private not-for-profit regional health care system and relies in part on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations to fulfill its mission. To learn more about how you can support our mission, please visit

Christiana Care Health System PO Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 800-693-CARE