Mini-med to make its TV debut

Jan. 14, 2005 at 4:38 PM
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CHICAGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Chicago's Northwestern Memorial has been chosen to be featured in the first-ever mini-med school TV airing on PBS.

The show, which debuts later this year, offers a half-hour of learning with two leading surgeons. Northwestern Memorial Hospital was selected to be solely featured in the first two episodes, "Hi-Tech Brain Repair" and "Lifesaving Heart Repair."

Mini-Med Schools are educational programs at teaching hospitals across the country and open to the general public.

They were introduced in 1990 and many hospitals now report five-year waiting lists, thus inspiring producers at PBS to create Mini-Med School TV.

"The fact that Mini-Med Schools are flourishing and thousands of people across the country are registering, demonstrated to us the public's hunger for medical knowledge," says Marci Rubin, executive producer for Mini-Med School TV.

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