The Jewish General Hospital’s (JGH) Mini-Med School is open for registration and spots are filling up fast! If you think you’ve got what it takes to gain a deeper understanding of family medicine, then all you need to do is bring your sense of curiosity and set aside a few evenings this spring, and be prepared to immerse yourself in the JGH Mini-Med School.

The aim of this four-week series is to alert patients to the ways a family doctor can help prevent illness and provide help at every stage of the life cycle, explains Dr. Michael Malus, who is JGH Chief of Family Medicine, Director of the Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre, and the kick-off speaker this year. The lectures—mixing education with entertaining insights in down-to-earth language—will touch on all aspects of family medicine: how to prevent illness, manage medications more effectively, help your teen through difficult times, and be more effective at navigating the home-care system.

“Though graduates of the JGH Mini-Med School will not be eligible to actually practice medicine, the hope is that they will be better-informed patients who are better able to take control of their health,” says Glenn J. Nashen, JGH Director of Public Affairs and Communications. “The Goldman Herzl Family Practice Centre has just celebrated its 100th anniversary, so we felt that this was the perfect opportunity to share with the public all of the latest advancements in family medicine, and how the public can have a direct impact on long-term health care.”

The lectures will take place on four consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning May 22, and climaxing with the final lecture on “graduation” night on on June 12.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

May 22

Dr. Michael Malus, Some Tips on Avoiding Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease and


May 29

Dr. Silvia Duong, Managing Medications: A Guide to Safer Drug Use

June 5

Dr. Perry Adler, Helping Teens Through Adolescence: The Psycho-Social Aspects of

Adolescent Medicine

June 12

Dr. John C. Kirk, House Call to Home Care: Something Old is New Again

Where: Jewish General Hospital, Block Amphitheatre, Room B-106

When: Wednesdays from May 22 to June 12, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

The fee is $40 for adults and $25 for students (with valid student ID) and seniors (60 and over) for all four sessions. The public can sign up at .

This educational series is now accessible at any time; presentations from years past can be viewed at at no cost. DVDs from three different Mini-Med series are also available at libraries throughout Montreal and Quebec.

The JGH Mini-Med School Register Now!

2013 JGH Mini-Med Speakers


Glenn J. Nashen, Director

Astrid Morin, Media Relations

Public Affairs and Communications

Jewish General Hospital

Tel.: 514-340-8222  ext. 4612