The Mini Med School series was created to educate members of the public about what they can do - and what we're doing at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health - to ensure better health for everyone. Mini Med School explores our current understanding of some of today's most compelling health issues and demonstrates how the school is working to improve care, from diagnosis and treatment to prevention. Mini Med School does so in series of fast-paced, interactive evening programs loaded with opportunities to ask questions.
Improving digestive health
Join Mini Med School "deans" Richard L. Page, MD, and Laurel Wysong Rice, MD, as well as some of our premier physician-researchers for an evening of practical health education on Sept. 13. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Health Sciences Learning Center and will be followed by a reception from 8-9 p.m.
Make a gift
Mini Med School is supported by the School of Medicine and Public Health as a community benefit. Many of our attendees have chosen to show their appreciation for the program by supporting the Mini Med School fund. The fund is dedicated to supporting the three missions of the school - research, teaching and clinical care - and to supporting the Wisconsin Idea. Currently the fund supports scholarships for exceptional medical students pursuing careers in academic medicine and also helps sustain the excellence of the Mini Med School program.
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