Washington University’s Mini-Medical School began in 1999 with the goal of educating the community by sharing the expertise of the medical faculty.

As medicine advances at a rapid rate, many people are increasingly concerned with maintaining good health and receiving the best treatment possible. Mini-Medical School provides savvy healthcare consumers with the latest information on medical research – all without any tests or homework!

Read more about Mini-Medical School in Outlook magazine » 

Mini-Medical School students

Mini-Medical School graduates include students age 15 and up from a variety of backgrounds such as high school students, executives, stay-at-home moms, attorneys, teachers, artists and bankers.

What to expect

Hear from WUSM’s medical and surgical experts in compelling presentations on fascinating diseases and get weekly updates on COVID-19.  Several patients will also share their remarkable stories. 

Each Mini-Medical School consists of eight two-hour evening courses covering a wide spectrum of medicine. All the information is presented in an easy-to-understand style.

  • The course syllabus will be provided for Free Online
  • Students will have the opportunity to ask questions after each lecture.
  • At the final session, graduates receive a certificate of completion and attend a graduation reception.

Learn more about the courses


Washington University School of Medicine 
Mini-Medical School
Campus Box 8063 
660 S. Euclid Ave. 
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093