Stamford Hospital will host the award-winning, nationally recognized Mini Medical School on Wednesdays from April 25 through May 30, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Tully Health Center Brace Auditorium, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford.

The free program, open to the public, is a six-week series of lectures that mimics the structure of the medical school experience. Each night will focus on one topic and cover the anatomy, function, common disease states and available treatments. The physicians are all board-certified in their specialty, on the faculty of Columbia University and leaders in their fields.

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The schedule for Mini Medical School is as follows:

April 25 - Dr. Philip Corvo, course founder and director: Introduction and Cancer 101;

May 2 - Dr. Philip Corvo and Gui Van Moorsel: Medical Decision Making and Medical Informatics;

May 9 - Dr. Joseph Feuerstein: Integrative Medicine -- What is it all about?;

May 16 - Dr. Gary Besser: OB/GYN;

May 23 - Dr. Michael Parry: Infectious Diseases;

May 30 - Dr. Steven Finkel: Anesthesiology.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 877-233-WELL.

Stamford Hospital is a nonprofit provider of comprehensive healthcare services in lower Fairfield County and the region. The mission of Stamford Hospital is to provide, together with its physicians, a broad range of high quality health and wellness services focused on the needs of the communities. Stamford Hospital is a member of the Planetree Alliance, a group of hospitals nationwide focused on patient-centered care. Stamford Hospital is affiliated with New York Presbyterian Health System and is a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.