Mini-Med I | Mini-Med II

Mini-Med I

Spring 2003 Session: March 25 – May 13

March 25

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 1

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

April 8

Sick At Heart: Diagnosing and Treating Cardiac Arrhythmias
Alan C. Braverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
Director, Marfan Syndrome Clinic

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

April 15 (7-9:30 p.m.)

High-tech Surgery Techniques
Nathaniel J. Soper, MD
Professor of Surgery
Head, Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation

April 22

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

April 29

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

May 6

Melanoma: Advances in Treating Skin Cancer
Lynn A. Cornelius, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Dermatology

Christorpher J Hussussian, MD
Assistand Professor, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

May 13

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

Graduation and Reception

Mini-Med II

Spring 2003 Session: March 20 – May 15

March 20

Hearing Loss and the Cochlear Implant 
Richard A. Chole, MD, PhD
Lindburg Professor and Head, 
Department of Otolaryngology

Cardiac Bypass Surgery Done the Robotic Way
Ralph J. Damiano Jr., MD
John Schoenberg Professor
Chief of Cardiac Surgery, 
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

March 27

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 3

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

April 9 (Wednesday)
and April 10 (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 17

No Class (Passover)

April 24

Paws for Thought: Animals in Biomedical Research
Michael R. Talcott, DVM
Director, Veterinary Surgical Services,
Division of Comparative Medicine

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

May 1

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

May 8

Physical Therapy: Mastering Movement
Susan S. Deusinger, PT, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology and Physical Therapy
Director, Program in Physical Therapy

Jennifer S. Stith, PT, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Physical Therapy
Associate Director, Program in Physical Therapy

Laboratory: Tune-Ups for Improved Posture and Movement for Everyday Life

Taught by the faculty and doctoral students from the Program in Physical Therapy.

May 15

Behind the Bandages: Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Keith E. Brandt, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, 
Program Director, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Graduation and Reception