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Free Medical lectures offered at Fletcher-Allen

Students and residents alike now have a direct connection to the medical community. The College of Medicine and Fletcher-Allen Health Care have collaborated to bring medical lectures and panels to the general public in classes through the Community Medical School, according to University Communications. Started in the fall of 1998, the program has had success among members of the Burlington community as doctors and residents discuss serious medical topics, said Jennifer Nachbur, senior public relations office of the College of Medicine. From discussions on Alzheimer’s disease to medical simulation in the lab, the program hopes to provide attendees with the science behind medical issues, Nachbur said. “We hope to bring the wonder of science to the community,” said Nachbur, “In lay terms and with provocative issues.” One of the features of the program will be a special panel on bringing cutting edge medicine to the Burlington health community. Headed by doctors from throughout the Fetcher-Allen community, the program will focus on bringing the advantages of new clinical trials to the general public, according to a press release. The fall Community Medical School lectures take place on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with programs beginning on September 20 and ending on October 18, the press release said. Attendees can sign up for lectures online at the Fletcher –Allen website where they can also find more detailed information on each lecture and its speakers, Nachbur said.

Free medical lectures offered at Fletcher Allen


Students and residents alike now have a direct connection to the medical community this fall.

The College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care have collaborated to bring medical lectures and panels to the general public in classes through the Community Medical School, according to University Communications.

The fall Community Medical School lectures take place on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m., with programs beginning on Sept. 20 and ending on Oct. 18, the press release said.

Started in the fall of 1998, the program has had success among members of the Burlington community as doctors and residents discuss serious medical topics, said Jennifer Nachbur, senior public relations office of the College of Medicine.

From discussions on Alzheimer’s disease to medical simulation in the lab, the program hopes to provide attendees with the science behind medical issues, Nachbur said.

“We hope to bring the wonder of science to the community, in lay terms and with provocative issues,” Nachbur said.

One of the features of the program will be a special panel on bringing cutting edge medicine to the Burlington health community. Headed by doctors from throughout the Fetcher-Allen community, the program will focus on bringing the advantages of new clinical trials to the general public, according to a press release.

Attendees can sign up for lectures online at the Fletcher Allen website and find more detailed information on each lecture and its speakers, Nachbur said.

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