Monday, 25 November 2013
CRFI Mini-Med School XIV- Diabetes: Mythology and Modern Research
Over the past 6 weeks, I had the opportunity to attend a "Mini-Med School" program, which was basically a set of lectures all under the topic of Diabetes. It was quite the experience, and I gained a lot of insight on what university lectures would be like. The speakers discussed areas such as the role of the pancreas, insulin, inflammation, and beta cell suicide in diabetes, as well as leading-edge concepts related to diabetes. These lectures allowed us to think beyond our normal scope of understanding, and see how the science we learned was being applied in the real world. Along with this, on the final day, we were given lab tours by PhD students at the research center, and we were given lovely "Mini-Med Brain" stress balls. All in all, I enjoyed attending this program and highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in studying medicine in the future.