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The UCSF Osher Mini Medical School is designed to provide members of the community the opportunity to see and hear what goes on every day in UCSF’s classrooms and research labs with lectures from the same faculty who are on the front lines, teaching students in the health professions. Mini Med addresses the accelerating public interest in the scientific knowledge behind the health headlines, the role of the consumer in health care decision making, and each citizen’s role in participating in the shaping of health policy.

Learn more about UCSF Osher Mini Medical School by watching this clip.

Special discounts available for Adolescent Health and Developmental Disabilities courses!

Parents with children in the San Francisco Unified School District or families with lower incomes can register for “The Kids Are All Right: Adolescent Health Care” and “Developmental Disabilities: From the Front Lines” for $30 per course (six sessions)!

Can’t make all six sessions?
Single-class fees are also available for these two courses. Simply register on-site before the session you’d like to attend and pay $10 per class. (We’re sorry single-session fees are not available online.) Please see the course descriptions for locations.

Register Today!
The Kids Are All Right: Adolescent Health Care
Developmental Disabilities: From The Front Lines

General Public:

  • 1 Course: $75
  • 2 Courses: $130
  • 3 Courses: $185
  • Single Session*:  $15


  • $30 per series (with valid student ID at registration)
  • Single Session*: $5

UCSF Faculty and Staff*:

  • 1 Course: $60
  • 2 Courses: $100
  • 3 Courses: $140
  • Single Session*: $10

*To register, call (415) 476-5808.    Click here for registration information.

Winter 2015 – Osher Center’s Mini Medical School for the Public – Save the Date!

Starting in early February 2015, UCSF’s Osher Center will present another series of engaging lectures for the general public! The six-week Mini Medical School series will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7pm-8:30pm at UCSF’s Parnassus Campus. The Winter 2015 season will include a course on the topic of disaster preparedness co-chaired by Drs. John F. Brown and Clement Yeh from UCSF’s Department of Emergency Medicine. So, if we can’t predict disasters, what can we do to prepare for them? In addition, a course on “Women’s Health” is also being planned! Topics will include Breast Cancer, Stress Management, Lumps, Bumps, and Pain, Menopause and Osteoporosis.

If you are interested in learning more about advances in biomedical and clinical sciences, Osher’s Mini Medical School is for you!

Your Medications: Making Sense of Treatments, Benefits and Risks: Have you ever wondered what your doctor, nurse, and pharmacist consider before giving a medication to you or your child? Explore how healthcare providers choose, monitor, and weigh risks and benefits for common drug therapies. Watch Online