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Mini-Medical School

Free lectures for adults and high school students.

2023 Mini-Medical School

Designed for individuals who want to gain a deeper understanding of the world of medicine, Mini-Medical School is a free, virtual, six-week series of lectures for adults of all ages and middle, junior, and high school students.

Spring 2023 Delaware Mini Medical School is co-sponsored by ChristianaCare and the Delaware Academy of Medicine / Delaware Public Health Association. Attendees learn about important trends in diagnosing and treating illness and general health topics. Faculty will provide in-depth lectures and allow time for questions to enhance the experience. There are no tests or grades. No previous medical training is required. Participants who attend all six sessions will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Mark Your Calendars for
2023 Delaware Mini-Medical School
April 6th to May 11th, 2023
Agenda and Registration available in March

The six-week Thursday classes begin on April 6 and run through May 11, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The 2023 Mini-Medical School will be offered virtually through Zoom.

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Participants who attend all six sessions will receive a Signed Certificate of Achievement. Attendance is taken in each session via an online survey for this purpose. For students who are unable, or do not want to attend all six sessions, a self-signed certificate will be made available at the conclusion of the series.


Thursday, April 6, 7 ‑ 8:30 p.m.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Institute / Gene Editing Institute -
Gene editing, CRISPR, and how we are targeting genes to fight lung cancer
Natalia Rivera Torres, Ph.D., Research Scientist, ChristianaCare

Thursday, April 13, 7 ‑ 8:30 p.m.

Bariatric Surgery
Elizabeth McCarthy, M.D., Bariatric Surgeon, ChristianaCare

Thursday, April 20, 7 ‑ 8:30 p.m.

Interventional Cardiology / Trans-Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Neil Wimmer, M.D., M.S., Cardiologist, ChristianaCare

Thursday, April 27, 7 ‑ 8:30 p.m.

Anxiety - Definition, types, identification, pre- and post-pandemic, and how to cope and manage
Vanessa Patel, M.D., Psychiatrist, ChristianaCare

Thursday, May 4, 7 ‑ 8:30 p.m.

Neuro-Interventional Surgery
Thinesh Sivapatham, M.D., Interventional Neuroradiologist, ChristianaCare

Thursday, May 11, 7 ‑ 8:30 p.m.

General Dentistry / Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Joseph Kelly, D.D.S., ChristianaCare Residency Faculty, ChristianaCare General Practice Dentistry Section

Want to attend the 2023 Mini-Med?

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