Registration open for medical course

Griffin Hospital is accepting registrations for its free 10-week "Mini-Med School" course that begins Thursday, Sept. 13.

The free course, which will be conducted by Griffin Hospital physicians who serve as faculty, will meet Thursdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the hospital's Meditation and Learning Center.

The Mini-Med School will culminate with a "graduation" ceremony for participants on Nov. 15.

The course is specifically designed for the layperson with little or no medical background, providing an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of how the human body works, common disorders of the organ systems and disease prevention.

Each weekly session will be divided into two hour-long presentations on different medical topics, with a refreshment break and time for questions and answers.

Topics include anatomy and physiology; primary care, cardiology; endocrinology; orthopedics; pulmonology; gastroenterology; nephrology; neurology; oncology and hematology; and otolaryngology.

Also, ophthalmology, gynecology; urology; rheumatology; dermatology and general surgery.

To register, go to the events calendar on the hospital website at or call InfoSource at 203-732-1511.