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Doctor for a Day

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

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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