Thursday evenings, 7-9 pm

March 26 – May 7, 2020

Mini-Medical School II for Spring 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation.

Current Registrants
Refunds will be processed in the next 7-10 days. Thanks for your patience. Please check back for updates on the Fall 2020 course.

Adults do not have to take the classes in order. Mini-Medical School I is not a requirement to attend Mini-Medical School II.

Mini-Medical School II is offered once a year in spring.

Seven evening lectures and several exciting labs present information on the latest advances in clinical medicine:

  • Become certified in Adult CPR and AED (defibrillator).
  • Physical Therapy Lab: Have your balance and posture assessed and learn new ways to make lasting improvements. Taught by the Washington University Physical Therapy faculty and students, which is one of the top PT schools in the country.
  • Learn microsurgery! Try suturing under the microscope with sutures so small it is hard to see with the naked eye. Taught by fellows in Vascular Surgery.
  • Practice the fundamentals of physical examination. Learn how to use otoscopes and stethoscopes. This lab also includes an opportunity to handle anatomy organs, view X-rays and listen to abnormal heart and lung sounds.

Enrollment limit: 110
Cost: $185.00 per person

Mini Medical School II Spring 2020 Course Schedule

March 26
Flaps R Us: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Keith E. Brandt, MD
William G. Hamm Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Executive Director, American Board of Plastic Surgery
 
Microsurgery Lab
 
April 2
Psychiatry and Public Health: 
  Hope for the Future
Charles F. Zorumski, MD
Samuel B. Guze Professor of Psychiatry
Head, Department of Psychiatry

Pharmacological Treatment of Depression:
  Past, Present and Future
Eugene H. Rubin, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Vice Chairman for Education
Department of Psychiatry
 
Panel Discussion

April 9
Advances in Urology from BPH to
  Erectile Dysfunction
Arnold D. Bullock, MD
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished
Professor of Surgery
Division of Urologic Surgery
 
Human Hardware: 
  Hip & Knee Replacement
Ryan M. Nunley, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Joint Preservation and Replacement
 
April 16
Women’s Health Update
David L. Eisenberg, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Family Planning
 
Surgical Treatment of Lymphedema
Thomas H. Tung, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
 
April 23
Physical Therapy:
  Optimizing Movement Through the Ages   
Suzanne M. Cornbleet, PT, DPT, MA
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
 
PT Lab: Screening For and Improving
  Common Posture and Movement Faults
Taught by Physical Therapy faculty and
  doctoral students
 
April 29 and 30 (6:30-9:30pm)
(Wednesday and Thursday)
CPR and AED Certification
Physical Examination and Anatomy Lab
Cynthia A. Wichelman, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School

Taught in conjunction with Washington University School of Medicine medical students and Department of Medicine faculty and residents. Note: These sessions meet from 6:30-9:30pm  Both topics will be offered each night with the class split into two.  Students will complete one of the topics on Wednesday and the other on Thursday. Plan to attend both evenings.
 
May 7
A Twin Presentation on CIViC:
  Crowdsourcing Precision Medicine for Cancer
Obi L. Griffith, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology
Associate Professor of Genetics
Assistant Director, McDonnell Genome Institute
 
Malachi Griffith, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology
Assistant Professor of Genetics
Assistant Director, McDonnell Genome Institute
 
Travel Medicine:
  New Developments You Need to Know
Cynthia Wichelman, MD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Course Director, Mini-Medical School
 
Graduation and Reception