Welcome to Mini Medical School at the University of Ottawa!

What is Mini Medical School?

Mini-Medical School is a popular and ever-growing concept being offered all over Canada and the United States for the public. It is an innovative and entertaining series of lectures on medicine and health that are 'just like going to medical school' (but without the long hours and hard work!). You won’t get a license to practice medicine, but you will learn a tremendous amount and leave a more educated consumer of the health care system.

The University of Ottawa launched this program in 2004 and over 2000 people have now "graduated" from our Mini Medical School.

Each series is designed to stimulate and satiate your curiosity about the human body and the many health issues we face as a society. It combines the basic sciences (anatomy, physiology) with clinical cases in each lecture so participants can experience ‘being a doctor’.

Come and join our expert presenters as they highlight their expertise in their informative and entertaining lectures.

Listen to a radio interview with past speakers and participants on CBC Radio - All in A Day with Alan Neal

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Upcoming Series

Spring 2024 Series

Thursday Evenings from 18:30 - 20:30
April 4, 2024 - May 9, 2024
The Ottawa Hospital - Norman Paterson Amphitheatre
1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9
Register here for the Spring Series.

Course presentations

To ensure course participants receive the most up-to-date information and to lessen the environmental impact of our events, all available course materials will be posted to our participant website as soon as they become available. 
Printed course materials will not be available onsite.

We cannot guarantee that all course materials will be posted on the website.


Register here for the Spring Series.

2024 RateStudent Rate (14+)Adult RateSenior Rate (65+)
Early Bird Registration*$150 + HST$190 + HST$150 + HST
Regular Registration$170 + HST$210 + HST$170  + HST

*Early Bird registration valid until March 4, 2024

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