Dr. Dickey speaks at Round Rock Mini-Medical School Thursday Oct 14, 2010

ROUND ROCK, TX—For the past three weeks, the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) College of Medicine has hosted its signature community outreach program Mini-Medical School at the TAMHSC campus in Round Rock on Thursday evenings.   The program continues until November 11, and upcoming topics include influenza, complementary and alternative medicine, and returning veteran reintegration.

Mini-Medical School provides a series of lectures by health experts, faculty members and thought leaders to educate the public about health related research and technology, disease prevention and health care policy.  For the past six years, Mini-Medical School has been hosted in College Station, and this marks the first time the program has been expanded to Round Rock.

Participants at Round Rock Mini-Medical School 2010

On October 7, the TAMHSC-College of Medicine’s new Dean, T. Samuel Shomaker, M.D., J.D., kicked off the series with a lecture about the future of medical education and its implications for physicians and patients.

The next week, Nancy W. Dickey, M.D., President of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for the Texas A&M System, spoke about the value of a health science center in their community and the new policies enacted by national health care reform. 

Round Rock Mini-Medical School 2010

More than 50 participants including retirees, high school students, Round Rock physicians and even the mayor of Round Rock, have gathered at each lecture.

Round Rock Mini-Medical School is sponsored by First Texas Bank, St. David’s Foundation, Scott & White Healthcare Round Rock, Seton Medical Center Williamson and Friends of Round Rock Higher Education.

Visit http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/mini-med for more information.

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