Mini-Medical School Offers Women’s Health Focus for General Public

Wednesday, February 4 2009


Feb. 4, 2009 Written by Ken Kingery Weekly Boise Presentation Will Be Telecast Statewide BOISE, Idaho – Women’s health is the topic for the seventh annual Idaho WWAMI Mini-Medical School. The educational series is supported by the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Idaho, through their partnership in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho Medical Education Program (WWAMI). The series seeks to educate the general public and prospective medical students about issues, patient care and research on specific topics through a series of five, two-hour presentations. The series begins Thursday, Feb. 19, with a presentation on basic anatomy and physiology. Each Thursday evening presentation in Boise, at 7 p.m. M.T., will be in the McCleary Auditorium, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, 1055 N. Curtis Rd. The Boise presentation will be telecast live to locations in seven cities around the state. The non-refundable registration fee for all five nights is $35; a limited number of scholarships are available through the Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program office. Register online at www.uirsvp.com. Televideo sites:
  • Coeur d’Alene: University of Idaho, Room 145C, 1000 W. Hubbard Avenue
  • Idaho Falls: University Place, Tingey Administration Building, Rooms 350A and B, 1776 Science Center Dr.
  • Ketchum: St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center, Baldy Conference Rooms, 100 Hospital Dr.
  • McCall: McCall Memorial Hospital, Boulder/Granite Conference Room, 1000 State St.
  • Moscow: University of Idaho, Agricultural Science Building, Room 104, corner of 6th and Rayburn streets
  • Pocatello: Idaho State University, Eli M. Oboler Library, basement, Room 06, 850 S. 9th Ave., Stop 8089
  • Twin Falls: College of Southern Idaho, 315 Falls Ave., The Canyon Building, Room 119 Topics:
  • Feb. 19:Anatomy and Physiology: The Basics
  • Feb. 26: Breast Cancer
  • March 5: Menstruation and Fertility
  • March 12: Women and Aging
  • March 19: Reproductive Tract Cancer WWAMI is the nation’s original distributive model of medical education and is a partnership between the University of Idaho and the University of Washington School of Medicine. For more information, call (208) 364-4544 or e-mail idwwami@u.washington.edu. # # # About the University of Idaho Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is the state’s flagship higher-education institution and its principal graduate education and research university, bringing insight and innovation to the state, the nation and the world. University researchers attract nearly $100 million in research grants and contracts each year; the University of Idaho is the only institution in the state to earn the prestigious Carnegie Foundation ranking for high research activity. The university’s student population includes first-generation college students and ethnically diverse scholars. Offering more than 150 degree options in 10 colleges, the university combines the strengths of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu. Media Contact: Adriana Olivas, Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program, (208) 364-4544, idwwami@u.washington.edu




  • About the University of Idaho
    The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. For information, visit www.uidaho.edu.