Next Session Of The Ladder – Feb 13th: The Heart!

Valentine’s Day is once again nearly upon us, bringing to mind hearts galore!

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Join us at this month’s session of the Ladder where we’ll be learning all about REAL hearts like the one in your chest working tirelessly 24/7/365 to circulate blood throughout your body. You’ll have the opportunity for hands-on learning (cross our heart!) about how the heart works, things that can go wrong with the heart, and how to diagnose and fix those problems.

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So bring your heart and a friend, and join us for the next opportunity for medical fun and learning on Saturday February 13th at 12:30pm at the UROC building in North Minneapolis (2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis) – lunch will be provided! The UROC building is reachable by Metro Transit bus routes 19, 32 & 7.

Have a bulletin board or wall-space for info-posting? Print this off and post! Curious about what the Ladder is all about? See for yourself!

The Ladder is a Society of Medical Scholars ages 9 to 99. Meetings are every second Saturday of the month.

A Scholar Reads,
A Scholar Listens,
A Scholar Teaches and,
A Scholar Learns.

Service Learning, Leadership Development, and Cascading Mentorship

“Lift as you Climb, Build as you Grow”

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Next Meeting of The Ladder – January 9th: Infectious Disease And Parasites!

They’re everywhere…all around you…on you…in you…we’re talking about microorganisms! We mean critters like bacteria, viruses, some parasites – all the beasties that are microscopic (unable to be seen without extreme magnifying tools). Some microorganisms play roles in keeping you healthy (hi there Lactobacillus acidophilus!), while some of them can lead to illness or diseases (looking at YOU Salmonella and influenza!).

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At January’s meeting of The Ladder you’ll have the opportunity to learn all about infectious disease and parasites. You’ll learn about good microbes and not-so-good microbes, how microbes are studied, viewed and discovered, as well as what roles different microbes play in medicine and health.

So join us for the next opportunity of medical fun and learning on Saturday January 9th at 12:30pm at the UROC building (2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis) – lunch will be provided! The UROC building is reachable by Metro Transit bus routes 19, 32 & 7.

Have a bulletin board or wall-space for info-posting? Print this off and post! Curious about what the Ladder is all about? See for yourself!

The Ladder is a Society of Medical Scholars ages 9 to 99. Meetings are every second Saturday of the month.

A Scholar Reads,
A Scholar Listens,
A Scholar Teaches and,
A Scholar Learns.

Service Learning, Leadership Development, and Cascading Mentorship

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Next Session Of The Ladder – Dec. 12th: Sports Medicine!

Sports medicine brings together two awesome things: sports AND medicine! If you play sports or watch sports – you know there are plenty of opportunities for injuries and a need for treatment, physical rehabilitation and therapy:

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Sports medicine works across the spectrum of sports and sports injuries, and sports medicine professionals include physicians, nurses, physical therapists, radiologists, and many others.

Join us Saturday, December 12th, for the next session of the Ladder where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about all things sports medicine. You’ll spend time with physicians and medical students who can help you get on the path to a career as a physician or other healthcare professional!

So grab your teammates and join us for the next opportunity for medical fun and learning on Saturday December 12th at 12:30pm at the UROC building (2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis) – lunch will be provided! The UROC building is reachable by Metro Transit bus routes 19, 32 & 7.

Have a bulletin board or wall-space for info-posting? Print this off and post! Curious about what the Ladder is all about? See for yourself!

The Ladder is a Society of Medical Scholars ages 9 to 99, , and was founded by physicians, medical students and other health care professionals associated with Broadway Family Medicine and the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. Ladder meetings are every second Saturday of the month.

A Scholar Reads,
A Scholar Listens,
A Scholar Teaches and,
A Scholar Learns.

Service Learning, Leadership Development, and Cascading Mentorship

“Lift as you Climb, Build as you Grow”

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Next Session Of The Ladder – Nov. 14th: Baby Health And Medicine!

Did you know there are health care careers dedicated to providing special kinds of health and medical care for moms-to-be, babies-to-be and babies once they’re born? This kind of healthcare includes “prenatal” care (everything that happens before a baby is born) and “neonatal” care (caring for a baby after it’s born)!

babies At November’s meeting of the Ladder, we’ll learn all about health care for babies and the doctors, nurses and others who provide it! So bring along one of YOUR baby pictures to share and join us for lunch (provided!) and learning at the next meeting of the Ladder Saturday November 14th at 12:30pm at the UROC building (2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis).

The UROC is reachable by Metro Transit bus routes 19, 32 & 7.

Have a bulletin board or wall-space for info-posting? Print this off and post! Curious about what the Ladder is all about? See for yourself!

The Ladder is a Society of Medical Scholars ages 9 to 99, and was founded by physicians, medical students and other health care professionals associated with Broadway Family Medicine and the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. Ladder meetings are every second Saturday of the month.

A Scholar Reads,
A Scholar Listens,
A Scholar Teaches and,
A Scholar Learns.

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October Ladder Recap: Stomach And Guts!

At October’s session of the Ladder, scholars learned about all things gastrointestinal, or to put it more simply: stomach, guts and stuff!

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After enjoying lunch and introductions in small groups, medical scholars spent time at three different hands-on learning stations where more senior scholars demonstrated different aspects, functions and dys-functions of the digestive system!

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At one station medical scholar Meredith demonstrated the mechanical process of digestion with a couple of activities. First, medical scholars used a Ziplock bag, saltines and orange juice to get an idea of how the stomach turns food we eat into “chyme” that goes onto be processed by the rest of the digestive system. Meredith then demonstrated, using nylons, how the large intestines work to extract water from what’s left of food that makes it past the small intestines!

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At another station, medical scholar Shailey walked younger scholars through the process of diagnosing gastrointestinal medical problems like appendicitis, ulcers and colon cancer using scopes, X-rays and CT scan imaging.

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At the third station, medical scholars played games and solved puzzles to learn more about the digesting system and processes.

Tell the young scholars in your life, family, school, class and neighborhood about the Ladder – where they can not only develop academic and career goals for their future, but have a whole lot of fun in the process. They will also be actively supported and challenged to pursue their goals by mentors and resources from the University of Minnesota Academic Health Sciences schools & colleges, the North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, and Broadway Family Medicine. In addition, young scholars will be learning along side and supported by peers from their own communities and neighborhoods in North Minneapolis.

The next meeting of the Ladder is Saturday, November 14th (always the second Saturday of the month!) at 12:30pm and open to scholars, parents and supporters agers 9 and older. There’s always learning AND fun – plus free lunch! The next meeting of the Ladder will be at the usual spot – the UROC building (2001 Plymouth Ave N) in North Minneapolis.

A Scholar Reads,
A Scholar Listens,
A Scholar Teaches and,
A Scholar Learns.

Service Learning, Leadership Development, and Cascading Mentorship

“Lift as you Climb, Build as you Grow”

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Stomach Guts and Stuff ! OCTOBER 10th, 2015 This Saturday!

Bring your guts, yourself, a friend and join us for the next session of the Ladder this coming Saturday, October 10th at 12:30pm- 2:30, where you’ll have hands-on opportunities to learn all about Gastrointestinal System (stomach and guts and stuff)! Our meeting location will be at the UROC building in North Minneapolis – 2001 Plymouth Ave N (Newton & Plymouth) in North Minneapolis – lunch will be provided!

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The UROC is reachable by Metro Transit bus routes 19, 32 & 7.

Have a bulletin board or wall-space for info-posting? Print this off and post! Curious about what the Ladder is all about? See for yourself!

The Ladder is a Society of Medical Scholars ages 9 to 99, and was founded by physicians, medical students and other health care professionals associated with Broadway Family Medicine and the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. Ladder meetings are every second Saturday of the month.

A Scholar Reads,
A Scholar Listens,
A Scholar Teaches and,
A Scholar Learns.

Service Learning, Leadership Development, and Cascading Mentorship

“Lift as you Climb, Build as you Grow”

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Next Session of the Ladder – Sept. 12th: Heart and Lungs!

If you’re a student in Twin Cities, the summer of 2015 has officially passed into history and you’re back to school this week! As a young North Minneapolis scholar getting your game-on for the new school year, the Ladder is your resource for exploring health career options, finding peer support, and providing mentors in health care and the health sciences from your own neighborhood.

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Bring your heart, lungs and a friend and join us for the next session of the Ladder this coming Saturday, Sept 12th at 12:30pm, where you’ll have hands-on opportunities to learn all about cardiopulmonary function (heart & lungs)! Our meeting location will be at the UROC building in North Minneapolis – 2001 Plymouth Ave N (Newton & Plymouth) in North Minneapolis – lunch will be provided!

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The UROC is reachable by Metro Transit bus routes 19, 32 & 7.

Have a bulletin board or wall-space for info-posting? Print this off and post! Curious about what the Ladder is all about? See for yourself!

The Ladder is a Society of Medical Scholars ages 9 to 99, and was founded by physicians, medical students and other health care professionals associated with Broadway Family Medicine and the University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program. Ladder meetings are every second Saturday of the month.

A Scholar Reads,
A Scholar Listens,
A Scholar Teaches and,
A Scholar Learns.

Service Learning, Leadership Development, and Cascading Mentorship

“Lift as you Climb, Build as you Grow”

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