Doctor for a Day

Here’s your chance to go to medical school—no MCAT required

By: Emily Leaman

Ever wish you went to medical school? Georgetown University Medical Center recently opened up registration for its Mini Medical School, eight weeks of medical courses designed for non-doctors. The two-hour, once-a-week lectures are taught by professors at Georgetown’s medical school, and each week features a different topic: stem cells, breast cancer, vaccines, psychiatry.

The idea is to give people interested in medicine a small taste of a variety of medical fields. The classes draw all types—from lawyers to dentists to nonprofit workers—and while some students have medical-school aspirations, most don’t. At the end of the term, students receive a certificate of “Doctor of Mini-Medicine.” And no, you won’t have study for any tests.

Classes are Tuesday nights from 7 to 9, February 22 through April 12. The cost is $100 if you pay by February 15 and $125 after. Classes are held at Georgetown University Medical Center, which is on the Georgetown Hospital campus on Reservoir Road, Northwest. More information and registration details are here.

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