Mini Medical School

Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove

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Mini Medical School is a four-week medical education program open to anyone in the community interested in personal and public healthcare issues. It is an opportunity to learn about topics discussed in medical school.

Each lecture is presented by a health care professional at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. Midwestern University is the home of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Chicago College of Pharmacy, the College of Health Sciences, and College of Dental Medicine-Illinois.

Mini Medical School welcomes students from the community of all ages (adult, college, and high school) who are interested in learning about interesting and important healthcare topics.

Dates and Topics:  Spring 2019

Sessions will be held on Mondays: February 25, March 4, March 11, and March 18

Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Each session starts at 6:30 p.m. and will end by 8:15 p.m.

Monday, February 25:
Daniel E. Ehrlich, Research Associate, MWU Dept. of Anatomy

Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology
How do you determine age and sex without a medical chart? When forensic anthropologists and archaeologists find unidentified remains they must rely on osteological methods to assess an individual's age at death, and biological sex. Lecture will focus on growth and development of the human dentition and long bones and how that information is used to determine age at death. Additionally, biological variation will be discussed and how it relates to assessment of biological sex. Students will then have the opportunity to apply these methods to skeletal remains from our teaching collection. 

Monday, March 4

Janey Prodoehl, PT, Ph.D., Assitant Program Director, Midwestern University Physical Therapy Program and Janet Helminski, PT, Ph.D., Professor, Midwestern University Physical Theraphy Program

Physical Therapy: Device Use and the Impact on Posture; Vestibular Dysfunction
Information to follow.

Monday, March 11:


Monday, March 18 :



Most sessions will be held at the Downers Grove campus at 555 W. 31st Street. Free parking is available. Visit Google Maps for directions. Some sessions may be held at the Midwestern University Multispecialty Clinic at 3450 Lacey Rd. Visit Google Maps for directions.


The cost for the four-week program is $25. Participants are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Sign up today.

Need more information?

Call 630/515-7421 and ask for Renee, or e-mail us at