As a gift to the South Texas/Border Region community, the Health Science Center hosted the third annual Mini-Medical School on Tuesday evenings in April. More than 600 individuals, including high school students and retirees, registered for the four-night event.
Open to all members of the community, Mini-Medical School: Exploring the Health Sciences offered informative presentations and exciting hands-on programs from all facets of the Health Science Center: basic research, medicine, nursing, dentistry, and the allied health professions.
Cervando Martinez Jr., M.D., associate dean for affiliated programs and continuing medical education, organized the Mini-Medical School, which took place at the Health Science Center's San Antonio campus and was viewed by video-teleconference at 12 sites throughout South Texas. Community members in Bruni, Corpus Christi, Eagle Pass, Falls City, Laredo and Zapata were able to enjoy Mini-Medical School from the remote sites.
The Mini-Medical School is supported in part by an educational grant from Pfizer.