Dr. Rosita Leong Mini-Medical School on Healthy Aging Session 5


March 9th, 2019

8:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The Dr. Rosita Leong Mini-Medical School, established at the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) in 2014, has brought more than 1,500 people from 18 to 94 years young to the UH Kakaʻako campus.

Their enthusiastic response has been impressive as indicated by the many actions they have taken, based on the mini-medical school lectures, to improve their own health and well being, from getting vaccines to focusing on being grateful.

The school is designed to prepare people for the second half of their lives by delivering relevant scientific information on aging, similar to what JABSOM medical students learn, but tailored for public audiences.

The school is led by Dr. Virginia Hinshaw, Chancellor Emeritus of UH Mānoa and JABSOM Professor of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology. “We launched the Mini-Medical School because our state has the highest proportion of people over 65 in the nation and we also live longer,” said Dr. Hinshaw. “Our aim is to offer Hawai‘i’s citizens information on the best way to maintain health and well-being throughout life.”

Learn more at http://jabsom.hawaii.edu/minimedschool/