February 9th

7:00pm Optional practice session to check Audiovisuals

February 16th

Dermatology, From Urgent Rashes to Skin Enhancement
Amy Musiek, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Dermatology

COVID Vaccines – Background, Present and Future
Gregory A. Storch, MD
Ruth L. Siteman Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease
Professor of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology
Chief, Division of Pediatric Laboratory Medicine

February 23rd

Advances in Spinal Surgery: From Disc Disease to Spinal Tumors
Jacob Buchowski, MD
Lawrence G. and Elizabeth A. Lenke Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Vice-Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Spine Division
Director, Spinal Tumors Center

Air Pollution, the Silent Killer in Our Backyards
Ziyad Al-Aly, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Epidemiology Center
Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Education
VA St. Louis Health Care System

March 2nd

When the Brain Bleeds, with patient presentation
Joshua W. Osbun, MD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiology and Neurology
Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Director
Neurological Surgery Associate Residency Program Director
Co-Director of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center

Emergency Medicine: Real Cases from the ER, with Radiology Consultation
Cynthia Wichelman, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School

Joshua S. Shimony, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Radiology
Section of Neuroradiology

March 9th

Evidence-Based Ways to Prevent Cancer
Graham A. Colditz, MD, MPH
Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery
Deputy Director, Institute of Public Health

A Medley of Women’s Health, from Menarche to Menopause
Tammy S. Sonn, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clerkship Director, Vice Chair of Education

March 16th

Am I Losing My Memory? A Primer on Alzheimer’s
Disease, with patient presentation
Erik S. Musiek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Principal Investigator, Knight Alzheimer Disease
Research Center

When the Thyroid Gland Misbehaves, with patient presentation
Amy Riek, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of Clinical Operations
Associate Director of Fellowship Program
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research

March 23rd

Detachments of the Eye: Retinal and Vitreous
Kisha D. Piggott, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Regina and Vitreous Diseases
Assistant Residency Program Director


March 30th

Anal Disorders, from Hemorrhoids to Cancer
Alexandra Gutierrez, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program

Sean C. Glasgow, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Speaking of Vocal Disorders…, with patient presentation
Joseph P. Bradley, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Department of Head and Neck Surgery

April 6th

Transgender Health: Compassion is the Best Fashion, with patient presentation
Christopher B. Lewis, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
Director, Transgender Health Services

MMS Wrap-Up and Hot Topic TBA
Cynthia Wichelman, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School

Due to Zoom format, no graduation ceremony will be held. Those who attend 6 out of 8 sessions will receive an MMS graduation certificate in the mail.