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Volume 9, Number 2Space holderJanuary 14, 2005

Theme of Idaho Mini-Medical School is Mental Health Issues

Idaho's third annual Mini-Medical School will focus on mental health and mental illness in children, adults, and senior citizens. The program is aimed at helping members of the public and people interested in health care careers to better understand medical issues. It is sponsored by the UW School of Medicine in conjunction with the WWAMI (Idaho) Office for Clinical Medical Education and the first-year WWAMI medical student program.

The five-session program will include presentations by Idaho WWAMI medical students describing medical school training, as well as lectures by medical school faculty, area health professionals, and faculty from Idaho universities. They will cover such topics as mental health in children, learning disabilities, teenage depression and suicide, cognitive changes in aging, and other subjects.

The program costs $35. The registration deadline is Jan. 18. The sessions run on five consecutive Wednesday evenings, from Jan. 26 to Feb. 23, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center's Anderson Center. To register, call 208-381-1200. For more information, contact James Blackman or Dana Ellis in the WWAMI (Idaho) Office for Clinical Medical Education at 208-327-0641,

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