For more information contact: Boonshoft School of Medicine, Judi Engle, Office of Public Relations, (937) 775-2951

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2001

Wright State Mini-Med School Lecture Series
Focuses on the Clinical Side of Med School

DAYTON, OHIO--Wright State University School of Medicine will present another of its popular Mini-Med School programs beginning April 24. "Doctoring 101" is designed to give a lay audience an inside look at how medical students are trained to become physicians.

Intended for the 17-year-old who wants to become a doctor as well as the 70-year-old science buff fascinated by modern medical breakthroughs, the three-week series will focus on the clinical side of the medical school curriculum. Talks will take place in the medical student auditorium of the Frederick A. White Health Center on the Wright State campus, at 7 p.m., Tuesdays, April 24 through May 8. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30 p.m.

A faculty member from biochemistry and pathology will present the series opener, "An Inside Look at Some Bad Infections." He will take the audience on a tour of some of today's most intriguing infectious diseases and the damage they can cause to the heart, brain, liver, intestines and lungs.

On May 1, a physician from the Division of Dermatology presents "The Sun and Your Skin," a look at what can be done to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer and other sun-related skin damage with an emphasis on prevention and early detection.

"The Art of Patient Care" on May 8 will offer a chance to experience how medical students are trained to care for patients. The session will be presented by a physician from family medicine with assistance from medical students and staff from the School of Medicine Simulated Patient Program. All sessions will allow ample time for audience questions.

Admission is free, but advance registration is required. To register, call (937) 775-2582 or visit our mini-med webpage at: www.med.wright.edu/whatsnew/mini-med/. For information, call the Office of Public Relations at (937) 775-4898.