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Sixth Idaho WWAMI Mini Medical School to be videocast to Pocatello, Idaho Falls

Posted December 3, 2007

The sixth annual Idaho WWAMI Mini Medical School on the central topic of the “Endocrine System” will be videocast from Boise to locations throughout the state, including Idaho State University locations in Boise, Pocatello and Idaho Falls from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31, and Feb. 7.The two-hour Thursday evening program will be held for five consecutive weeks at St. Luke’s Anderson Center in Boise and transmitted live to ISU-Boise, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, McCall, and Twin Falls.  This educational series called the “Idaho WWAMI Mini Medical School” intends to bring understanding of medical issues and is presented at a level suitable for the general public. Individuals interested in pursuing a health care career are also welcome.

Each session will be moderated in part by an Idaho WWAMI medical student who will briefly discuss their training as regards basic science, taking a history and doing a physical examination, and learning the clinical approach to patient care and procedures.  University of Washington School of Medicine physician faculty and other health care professionals will present topics including:  “Endocrine Anatomy and Physiology,” “Diabetes 1 and Diabetes 2,” “Thyroid Disease” and “The Pituitary Gland.”

The classes are offered for no credit or for one college credit available from Idaho State University. Undergraduate and graduate credit options are available.

In Pocatello, the videocasts will be aired at the ISU College of Technology, Vocational Arts Building Room 117; in Idaho Falls the broadcasts will be aired at the Eastern Idaho Technical College Health Care Education Building (6) Room 131.

The program will be videocast live from a presentation in Boise. Videoconferencing facilities in Pocatello and Idaho Falls will permit interactive questions and answers at selected times during each presentation.

This event is produced by the Idaho WWAMI Office for Clinical Medical Education in Boise. The University of Washington School of Medicine is a five-state medical school. It serves Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI).

Pre-registration is required.  The deadline for pre-registration is Jan. 4.

Registration for no credit is $20, while registration for credit is $50.

For registration in Pocatello or Idaho Falls contact the ISU Pre-health Advising Office, (208) 282-2375 or contact Dana Ellis, WWAMI (Idaho) Office for Clinical Medical Education, (208) 327-0641, danae@u.washington.edu.

To register at ISU-Boise, 12301 W. Explorer Dr., contact Ali Crane, 208-373-1706 or visit http://workshops.isu.edu.

For information on registering for one ISU academic credit contact Jennifer Maynard at (208) 282-3155 or register online at http://workshops.isu.edu.