Going Back To Med School

Each year about this time I get a little taste of what it’s like to be in medical school.  I look forward to talking with second-year medical students at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Each week the med students break into teams to study a different medical condition.  The students themselves are responsible for much of the research that goes into their education.  I’m told about thirty percent of medical schools in the country teach this way.

Fridays a physician and a patient answer student questions.  Today urologist Brent Williams from Sanford Health in Fargo talked about treating prostate cancer.  I tried to talk about what it’s like to have it, and then not have it.  They call it a case wrap-up session.  I call it Disease of the Week.  It’s actually very interesting and it gives me an opportunity to talk about myself for the better part of an hour, which I enjoy.

Thanks to Tom Hill, the med school’s Director of the Office of Medical Education,  and Education Coordinator Kathy Williams for the invitation.  As I said, I look forward to it every year.