Mini-Medical School I

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

  • 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.
  • Tour the Washington University School of Medicine Genome Institute one of the largest in the world. Learn about the techniques used to decode the biological instruction manual for constructing a human being.
  • Tour the Bernard Becker Medical Library Media Center. See what computers can do to enhance medical students' learning.

SPRING 2017 Session: March 21 - May 9

Online Syllabus

March 21

A Fungus Among Us: Fungal Diseases of the Skin
Laura Huff, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Dermatology

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

March 28

Women’s Hearts Under a Stealth Attack
Kathryn J. Lindley, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Director, Center for Woman’s Heart Disease

Heart Failure, A Success Story
Justin M. Vader, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Co-Director, Advanced Heart Failure
and Cardiac Transplantation Fellowship

April 4

Am I Losing My Memory? A Primer on Alzheimer’s Disease
John C. Morris, MD
Harvey A. and Dorismae Hacker Foundation
Distinguished Professor of Neurology
Director & Principal Investigator of the Charles F.
and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease
Research Center

Yes, Back Talk! The Latest Treatments for Back Pain
Lukas P. Zebala, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic and
Neurological Surgery
Division of Spine Surgery

April 11

Health Care Reform - Changes in the Making
Richard J. Liekweg, MBA
Executive Vice President of BJC Healthcare

Regenerative Medicine: The Potential is Now Limitless
Lila Solnica-Krezel, PhD
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor
Head, Department of Developmental Biology

April 18

When Kids Get Cancer - A Night of Pediatric Oncology, with patient presentation
Jeff J. Bednarski, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

April 25

Lung Cancer Update, with patient presentation
Alexander C. Chen, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director of Interventional Pulmonology

Bio-Blood: The New Products That May Save Your Life
Gerald R. Fortuna, Jr., MD, MBA
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Sections of Vascular Surgery and Trauma
Director, Center For Sustainment of Trauma and
Readiness Skills

May 2 (7-9:30pm)

High-Tech Minimally Invasive Surgery
L. Michael Brunt MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Suture Lab: Surgery Techniques and
Laparoscopic Simulation

May 9

Medical and Surgical Ethics: Tough Issues
Ira J. Kodner, MD
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Disvision of General Surgery
Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Graduation and Reception

Enrollment Limit:
Cost: $185.00 per person


Ph: 314-362-6585

Email: minimed@wustl.edu