Monday, March 1, 2016
Mini Med School is Back
Talking about medical topics to improve literacy March 8-29
Asma Farooq, CDFD/Handout photo
atients often talk about how difficult it can be to get a doctor’s appointment. Learn how to really talk to your doctor and how to prepare for your appointment at this year’s Mini Medical School.
Mini Medical School is a free series of information sessions on health topics that matter to you, Mini Medical School is back this March for the 8th year in a row. Medical Residents, with support from Physician Lead, Dr. Chantal Chris, talk face to face with community members in this series of informal discussions and possibly life-altering learning.
Dr. Chris notes, “We see a real need for this sort of community education where patients and health care professionals can talk with each other at length and that’s exactly what Mini Medical School offers.”
Amongst other things, the series will also raise awareness about mental health and talk about ways to address such concerns. The ER, walk-in clinic, GP office, pharmacy – where do you go when you need primary care? The session on how to really talk to you doctor will also go over how to appropriately access primary care.
Also in attendance will be various community
organizations that offer health care resources in Chilliwack.
Representatives from pharmacies, senior support, mental health support
services and public health will be at the different sessions to share
services available in town.
Elizabeth Harris, Executive Director at the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation says, “Supporting such public education forums means that we can help patients become empowered and active participants in their own health care journey.”
For more information about the CDFP, visit www.divisionsbc.ca/chilliwack
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