What is Mini-Med?

Mini-Med is an exciting health lecture series open to the community and designed to put you into a 21st century classroom. You’ll learn about important medical discoveries that affect your health from researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus and beyond.

This series is tailored for lifelong learners in the Okanagan and showcases basic and clinical research occurring right here in the region.

Classes are taught by UBC researchers from UBC Vancouver and Okanagan along with community clinicians. Presenters include some of the top research talent in the field today and driven medical experts who are working to advance healthcare.

The four course Mini-Med curriculum will explore topical medical issues from a scientific perspective that will help you separate fact from fiction. No homework, no quizzes, but class participation is encouraged!

Classes take place at UBC Clinical Academic Campus, Kelowna General Hospital (KGH), 2312 Pandosy St.

What to expect from UBC Okanagan’s Mini-Med series:

  • Four educational and entertaining classes taking place over four weeks at Kelowna General Hospital
  • Each class includes a one-hour presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q & A

Visit the Curriculum page for a full listing of lectures and presenters.

The lecture series is open to members of the public, UBC Okanagan alumni, donors, students, faculty and staff.

More than 80 medical schools, universities, research institutions, and hospitals in Canada and the US offer a Mini-Med program.