Mini-Med I | Mini-Med II

Mini-Med I

Spring 2002 Session: March 26 – May 14

March 26

Welcome to Medical Education for the Millennium 
William A. Peck, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean

Health Care Financing: Where Does the Money Come From?
Ronald G. Evens, MD
President, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Professor of Radiology

April 2

Infectious Diseases: The Never-Ending Story
William G. Powderly, MD
Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, Division of Infectious Diseases

Sick At Heart: Diagnosing and Treating Cardiac Arrhythmias
Bruce D. Lindsay, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory

April 9 (7-9:30 p.m.)

Special session to be held at the St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave.:

Health Care on the High Seas: Medicine in the Titanic Era
Walton O. Schalick III, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Newborn Medicine
Assistant Professor of History

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit

April 16

Detecting and Treating Diabetes: The Silent Disease
Kenneth S. Polonsky, MD
Adolphus Busch Professor and Chairman
Department of Medicine

Emergency Medicine: The Real “ER
Cynthia A. Wichelman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School

April 23

Bone Marrow Transplant and the Changing Climate of Cancer Therapy 
(with patient presentation)
John F. DiPersio, MD, PhD
Lewis T. and Rosalind B. Apple Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Oncology
Director, Bone Marrow Transplant and Leukemia Program

April 30 (7-9:30 p.m.)

High-tech Surgery Techniques
Mary Klingensmith, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation

May 7

Medical Ethics: Tough Issues
Stephen S. Lefrak, MD
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean and Director, Humanities
Program in Medicine

May 14

When Joints Are Out of Play: Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pediatric Scleroderma
Jonathan D. Gitlin, MD
Helene B. Roberson Professor of Pediatrics 
Director, Division of Immunology and Rheumatology

Graduation and Reception

Mini-Med II

Spring 2002 Session: March 21 – May 16

March 21

Hearing Loss and the Cochlear Implant 
J. Gail Neely, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology

Hog Heart Disease: How Animals Help with Human Health
Michael R. Talcott, DVM
Director, Veterinary Surgical Services, 
Division of Comparative Medicine

March 28

No Class (Passover)

April 4

Sports Medicine: How to Treat Those Nagging Injuries
Rick W. Wright, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Team Physician for the St. Louis Rams,
Cardinals and Blues

April 10 (Wednesday)
and April 11 (Thursday)

Note: These sessions meet from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Both topics will be offered each night. Students will complete one of the topics on Wednesday and the other on Thursday.

Adult CPR Certification AND 
Physical Examination and Anatomy

Cynthia A. Wichelman, MD*
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Mini-Medical School
*Taught in conjunction with Washington University School of Medicine medical students and Department of Medicine residents.

April 18

Geriatrics: The Key to Successful Aging and the Fountain of Youth
David B. Carr, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Division of Geriatrics and

April 25

New Treatments for Mental Illness: Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia
Charles F. Zorumski, MD
Samuel B. Guze Professor and Chair, 
Department of Psychiatry 
Professor of Neurobiology 
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Nuri B. Farber, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

John W. Newcomer, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

May 2

Behind the Bandages: Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
James B. Lowe III, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, 
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

When You Can’t Speak or Sleep: Advances in Otolaryngology
James M. Hartman, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology

May 9

Women’s Health: New Treatment Options in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rebecca P. McAlister, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Advances in Urology from Male Impotence to Prostate Cancer
Arnold D. Bullock, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery,
Division of Urologic Surgery

May 16

Robotic Cardiac Surgery: Human Skill Meets High-Tech Precision
Ralph J. Damiano Jr., MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Cardiac Surgery, 
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Graduation and Reception