H/St. Luke’s Mini-Medical School

St. Luke’s Mini-Medical School

Free program for high school students and adults

Are you a high-school student considering a career in medicine, or an adult who secretly wants to be a doctor?

Expand your knowledge and sharpen your skills during our free four-day hands-on educational experience that mimics what it’s like to go to medical school.

The registration deadline for this year’s program has passed.

St. Luke’s Mini-Medical School offers a unique combination of access to top medical professionals from St. Luke’s University Health Network and fun hands-on health science education programs that focus on clinical and procedural skills.

The program consists of four, two-hour sessions scheduled on Saturdays in February and March, with two sessions held at the Da Vinci Science Center and two sessions held at Temple/St. Luke’s School of Medicine. Each Saturday will have a morning session from 9-11 a.m. and an afternoon session from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

  • Limited spaces available. 
  • Completing the online form does not guarantee participation. Participants will be randomly selected and notified prior to Feb. 15.
  • Participants must be able to attend all four sessions.

This Year’s Theme: The Urinary System

  • Feb. 23 – Anatomy & Physiology: Study the anatomy and physiology of the urinary system through lecture and visual models. Students will also get a hands-on experience with Cyndi, the Science Center’s synthetic cadaver, presented by Highmark Blue Shield.
  • Location: Da Vinci Science Center
  • March 2 – Imaging and Diagnosis: Explore the function of the urinary system through ultrasound and other imaging techniques. Learn the signs and symptoms of urinary disturbances and finish the session with a kidney dissection.
  • Location: Temple/St. Luke’s School of Medicine
  • March 9 – Benign and Malignant Conditions: Learn about common urinary disorders including stone disease, urinary tract infection, and prostatitis. Take a closer look at cancers of the urinary system, such as kidney, bladder and prostate.
  • Location: Temple/St. Luke’s School of Medicine
  • March 16 – Kidney Failure: Delve into kidney failure, both acute and chronic. A “final exam” and “graduation” will conclude your Mini Medical School experience.
  • Location: Da Vinci Science Center

Mini-Medical School is part of Exploration Medicine, a partnership between Da Vinci Science Center and St. Luke’s University Health Network, which brings St. Luke’s healthcare expertise to science center education programs.


P: 484.664.1002
D: 3145 Hamilton Blvd. Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103
H: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m.
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