The CPASS Foundation Mini Medical School at Rush University Medical Center introduces 4th- and 5th-grade students to the wonders of the health sciences and the healthcare professions through lectures, experiments, and other forms of exploration. Rush University is offering this Saturday enrichment program to students from the neighborhoods around Rush at no cost.
Mini Medical School was created thanks to a CPS teacher's letter to Rush's CEO, Larry J. Goodman, MD. It's grown and evolved these past seven years and will continue to inspire young students to consider a career in health care.
Focused on hands-on learning experiences, the program helps students develop critical-thinking skills while making connections with mentors and role models. The program is a great way for students to learn what it means to be a nutritionist, respiratory therapist, phlebotomist, doctor, nurse, dentist, veterinarian, pharmacist or other health care provider.