Eighth Annual Mini Medical School starts February 4, 2003

The Terre Haute Center for Medical Education offers a chance to learn about common health concerns during the eighth annual Mini Medical School, February 4 through April 15 at the Holiday Inn, Interstate 70 and U.S. 41.

Mini Medical School provides an interactive forum to discuss medical training, procedures and concerns. The public may chose to attend, one, some or all of nine weekly sessions, each focusing on a different topic.

Each two-hour session will begin with a 40-50 minute discussion by a panel of health care providers. Physicians will work together to present a picture of how a patient’s symptoms lead to a diagnosis and how the initial diagnosis is distinguished from other diseases that may share similar symptoms. The moderator will then present questions from the audience. The forum is not intended to provide diagnosis of specific diseases, but rather to suggest the paths needed for consumers to resolve their medical questions.

Sessions are scheduled for 7-9 p.m. each Tuesday, except February 25 and March 25. Sessions are free but reservations are recommended due to limited seating. For more information, or to make a reservation, call the Office of Community and Professional Programs at Indiana State University at (812) 237-4011 or 1-800-234-1639. Information is also available at web.indstate.edu/thcme/MiniMed/MiniMed.html.

Sponsors for this year’s Mini Medical School are Affinity Stress Center; Eli Lilly; Hamilton Center, Inc.; Holiday Inn; Indiana State University; Ivy Tech State College; Pfizer, Inc.; Union Hospital Health Group; and West Central Indiana AHEC.

Sessions and their scheduled topics:

February 4 – Chest Pain
February 11 – Shortness of Breath
February 18 – Joint Pain
March 4 – Abdominal Pain
March 11 – Forgetfulness and memory problems
March 18 – Depression
April 1 – Menopause and Related Women’s Health Issues
April 8 – Diabetes
April 15 – Holistic/Alternative Medicine

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