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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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Winter 2016 Courses: Mission Bay campus, Byers Auditorium
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High Value Medical Care: Why Sometimes Less Is More
Program at a glance (.pdf)

Menopause And Beyond: A Primer On Sexual, Physical
and Mental Health For Women and Those Who Love Them
Program at a glance (.pdf)

Pain: New Insights And New (And Old) Treatments
Program at a glance (.pdf)


General Public:
1 Course: $75
2 Courses*: $130
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
Single Session*: $10
*To register, call (415) 476-5808.    Click here for registration information

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Osher’s Mini Medical School for the Public partners with the Bay Area Science Festival (view more information)