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The Mini Medical School (Mini Med) is a free, physician-backed program that educates high school and college students about medical concepts and upper-level clinical rotations through discussions and hands-on experiences. We have organized several successful sessions at the collegiate and high school level so far, educating hundreds of students on major medical topics such as orthopedics, neurology, internal medicine and cardiology through activities like casting, suturing, reading an EKG and case studies.
Our program serves to educate and expose students to healthcare and medical topics for free, allowing them to experience medicine without a cost barrier. We are hoping to raise $1,000. This money will enable us to pay for medical supplies such as casting material, injection needles, vials, electrodes and so much more so that we can keep our program free and continue to serve students regardless of socioeconomic status. With this money, we can continue to expand our program into schools throughout the DFW area.
Through Mini Med, we spread medical knowledge, empower college students with leadership and teaching skills, and provide UTD with positive publicity that has already helped attract several students. Most importantly, our organization helps fight against the classism that exists in medicine by eliminating cost and time barriers, creating a chance for equity and bringing our knowledge to ALL students, regardless of their background.