Mini-Med I | Mini-Med II

Mini-Med I

Spring 2004 Session: March 23- May 11

March 23 

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

Leading Causes of Blindness: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Others
Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Genetics, Genomics and Geneconomics: The Impact of Genetic Technology on the Practice of Medicine
Larry J. Shapiro, MD
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine

The Ups and Downs of Thyroid Disease 
William E. Clutter, MD
Associate Proffessor of Medicine,
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research


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

It’s a Gas: Anesthesiology in 2004
Alex S. Evers, MD
Henry Eliot Mallinckrodt Professor and Head,
Department of Anesthesiology

APRIL13 (7-9:30 p.m.)

High-tech Surgery Techniques
L. Michael Brunt, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Section of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and Laparoscopic Simulation

Taught by Washington University School of Medicine surgical residents and operating room staff.


Sick At Heart: Diagnosing and Treating Cardiac Disease
Joseph G. Rogers, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases


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

The Guts of Gastroenterology
Dayna S. Early, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,
Division of Gastroenterology

MAY 4 

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

When the Kidneys Fail
Steven B. Miller, MD
Vice President and Chief Medical Officer,
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine

MAY 11

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 2004 Session: March 25 – May 13

March 25

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

April 1

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

A Hot Flash on Women’s Health
Diane F. Merritt, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

April 8

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

April 15

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 21 (Wednesday)
and April 22 (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 29

New Treatments for Substance Abuse and Schizophrenia
Charles F. Zorumski, MD
Samuel B. Guze Professor and Chair, 
Department of Psychiatry 
Professor of Neurobiology 
Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology

Laura J. Bierut , MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

John W. Newcomer, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

May 6 (7-9:30 p.m.)

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 13

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