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Have you ever wondered what goes on every day in the classrooms and research labs associated with a major medical school?  

Well, you'll have a chance to find out, starting next week, when the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport offers another of its Mini Medical Schools.

The Mini Med School course will be taught on four successive Thursdays, from 11 am to 1 pm each day, starting on September 11th.  There will also be classes on September 18th and 25th and October 2nd.  The first hour of each session will be a lecture and Q&A session.  You can bring your own lunch or order one from the Med School.  The second hour of each session will be spent doing hands-on activities.

Dr. Robert Barish will be speaking the first day.  Parkinson's Disease is the topic for the second session.  In the third session, you will be taught how to deliver a baby.  The fourth and final session will focus on the digital anatomy table.

Now, I would caution you right up front that this course isn't free.  There is a fee that covers the cost of your white coat and the various course materials involved.  But it's nowhere near what you would pay to actually attend medical school, while still giving you a lot of insight into what the actual med school students go through every day.

You can learn more about the Mini Med School at