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The UCSF Osher Mini Medical School is designed to provide members of the community the opportunity to see and hear what goes on every day in UCSF’s classrooms and research labs with lectures from the same faculty who are on the front lines, teaching students in the health professions. Mini Med addresses the accelerating public interest in the scientific knowledge behind the health headlines, the role of the consumer in health care decision making, and each citizen’s role in participating in the shaping of health policy.
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General Public:

  • 1 Course: $75
  • 2 Courses: $130
  • 3 Courses: $185
  • Single Session*:  $15


  • $30 per series (with valid student ID at registration)
  • Single Session*: $5

UCSF Faculty and Staff*:

  • 1 Course: $60
  • 2 Courses: $100
  • 3 Courses: $140
  • Single Session*: $10

*To register, call (415) 476-5808.    Click here for registration information.

Winter 2015 – Osher Center’s Mini Medical School for the Public – Save the Date!

Starting in early February 2015, UCSF’s Osher Center will present another series of engaging lectures for the general public! The six-week Mini Medical School series will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7pm-8:30pm at UCSF’s Parnassus Campus. The Winter 2015 season will include a course on the topic of disaster preparedness co-chaired by Drs. John F. Brown and Clement Yeh from UCSF’s Department of Emergency Medicine. So, if we can’t predict disasters, what can we do to prepare for them?

If you are interested in learning more about advances in biomedical and clinical sciences, Osher’s Mini Medical School is for you!

genitournaryCancerGenitourinary Cancer: Genitourinary cancers are discussed with an emphasis on how research and advances in technologies are impacting clinical care of cancer in the urinary tract and male genital tract.
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Eating for Health (and Pleasure)
This UCSF series is designed for all that love to eat and is taught by UCSF nutrition experts from the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. The course will provide the latest scientific evidence supporting healthy food choices and provide practical advice on preventing and treating common illnesses with nutrition. Watch Online