Online registration for the Mini-Medical School I Fall 2019 is SOLD OUT

Tuesday evenings 7-9 p.m.

September 24 – November 12, 2019

Students in Mini-Medical School I, which is offered in the fall and spring, attend lectures and participate in the following hands-on training:

  • Suture Lab:  Learn operating room protocol and practice surgical techniques of the future. Learn from surgical residents how to suture and guide minimally invasive surgical instruments using a miniaturized video camera.
  • Walking tour of Washington University School of Medicine, given by the medical students, some of the brightest in the nation.
  • Attend the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives and Rare Books tour – view our renowned collection of rare medical books covering major medical authors and ideas from classical antiquity to the present.  You’ll see the 1543 first edition of The Fabric of the Human Body by Andreas Vesalius.  The tour will also feature highlights from the archival collections that document the many significant contributions of Washington University’s medical school to modern medicine.  Of note, you’ll be able to hold in your own hands the two 1947 Nobel Prize medals awarded to WU faculty members Carl and Gerty Cori for their discovery of the catalytic conversion of glycogen. 

Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm (8 sessions)

Enrollment limit: 110
Cost: $185.00 per person

Registration: SOLD OUT
Please check back for Spring 2020 openings.

Mini Medical School I Fall 2019 Course Schedule

September 24
Am I Losing My Memory? A Primer on Alzheimer’s
  Disease, with patient presentation
Gregory S. Day, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Associate Director of the Knight Alzheimer Disease
  Research Center

No Bones About It –  New Treatments for Osteoporosis
Kathryn M. Diemer, MD
Professor of Medicine
Clinical Director, Bone Health Program

October 1
The Evolving Health Care Landscape
Richard J. Liekweg, MBA, MHA
President and CEO of BJC HealthCare

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

October 8
Stop the Bleed: The Life You Save May Be Your Own
Laurie J. Punch, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Acute and Critical Care Surgery Section (Trauma)

Feel the Burn:  Heartburn Drugs and
  the Risk of Death
Ziyad Al-Aly, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Epidemiology Center
Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Education
VA Saint Louis Health Care System

October 15
Game Changer: 
  Nerve Transfer for Spinal Cord Injury
Wilson Zachary Ray, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological and
  Orthopaedic Surgery
Neurosurgery Residency Associate Director
Co-Director, Spinal Oncology

When the Liver Fails:
  Liver Transplant, with patient presentation
Maria B. Majella Doyle, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Section of Abdominal Transplantation
Chief, Pediatric Liver Transplantation

October 22 (6:30-9:00pm)
High-Tech Minimally Invasive Surgery
Michael Brunt, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and
  Laparoscopic Simulation

October 29
Cancer – Taming the Emperor of All Maladies
  with Genomics and Immunotherapy
Ramaswamy Govindan, MD
Professor of Medicine
Anheuser Busch Chair in Medical Oncology
Director, Section of Medical Oncology

Bladder Cancer on the Rise, with patient presentation
Zachary L. Smith, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Urological Surgery

November 5
When Kids Get Cancer: 
  Leukemia, with patient presentation
Sima T. Bhatt, MD, MSCI
Instructor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

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

November 12
Medical and Surgical Ethics: Tough Issues
Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS
Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Clinical Medical Ethics Fellow
Department of Surgery

Graduation and Reception