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Something is missing from our Mini Medical School: You

Since 2002, more than 10,000 adults of all ages eager to learn secrets to healthy aging have enrolled in the UC Davis School of Medicine’s remarkable tuition-free Mini Medical School. “Medical Science and Aging: A Mini Medical School to Prepare for Life’s Second Half,” consists of dynamic, interactive discussions on a broad range of topics relevant to the aging process, including memory, brain function, cardiovascular health, vision, hearing, and fitness for adults beyond the age of 50.

On six successive Saturdays, top-caliber researchers and clinicians volunteer their time to lead lively discussions. They present and analyze the latest medical findings and offer frank recommendations about healthful living and successful aging. The program has had broad intergenerational and intercultural appeal.

We established our Mini Medical School to increase community awareness about healthy aging and to empower people over age of 50 to become much more engaged in their own health and medical care.

The Mini Medical School curriculum encompasses practical techniques for self-directed health care. The program is presented free of charge, but at considerable expense. We look to the community to help offset those costs.

Donate to Mini Medical School

Ways to get involved

  • Become a Mini Medical School volunteer! You can enjoy the company of other volunteers while preparing for the upcoming program and facilitating class session registration.
  • Tell your colleagues, your physician and news media representatives about the UC Davis Mini Medical School, so they can help spread the word about our good work.
  • Serve as a corporate sponsor for an upcoming Mini Medical School session. Sponsors have a host of benefits, including displays in the lecture hall lobby and prominent recognition throughout the school and in the program syllabus. To learn more, please contact: Charlie Lemcke: 530-754-4102 |
  • Many people prefer to make an individual gift. Checks may be made to: “UC Regents,” designated to “Mini Medical School” in the memo section and mailed to: Health Science Development, 4900 Broadway, Suite 1150, Sacramento, California 95820.

There are many options for giving and we are here to see what works best for you. If you’d like to support the Mini Medical School and want to discuss the best way to achieve your goals, please contact:

Colleen Gavin Oys, J.D.

TEL: 530-754-2251

We would appreciate anything you would care to do to help us. You are our best examples of success!