Special Events
JGH Mini-Med School
JGH Jazz
Annual General Meeting

Past JGH Mini-Med School presentations are available

You owe it to yourself to become better informed about health care!
  • Increase your knowledge of health and disease.
  • Make sense of often bewildering and conflicting medical headlines and news stories.
  • Understand some of the pressing medical problems we face and how these challenges are being met through research and clinical practice at the JGH.
  • Spend five enlightening, entertaining evenings learning about medicine today.

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1) Will JGH Mini-Med School count towards university credit?
No. The JGH Mini-Med School is designed for a general audience. Its goal is to make you become a more informed patient, a better parent or caregiver, and more knowledgeable about health issues.

2) Where can I get more information on other Mini-Med Schools?
The Mini-Med School concept was first introduced in Canada in 2001 by the McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

Visit McGill's Mini-Med website for more info. 

Mini-Med Schools are also offered in many other cities throughout Canada, the U.S. and elsewhere.

3) How did the Mini-Med concept begin?
J. John Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., a McGill University graduate and the son of Samuel S. Cohen, the first executive director of the Jewish General Hospital, developed the concept of Mini-Med schools. The first Mini-Med School was held at the University of Colorado in 1990, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the relationship between the medical school and the surrounding community. This popular public education program is now offered by more than 80 medical schools, universities, research institutions, and hospitals in the United States, Canada and several other countries.

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