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 2018 Session: March 20 - May 8, 2018

March 20

Liver Cancer is on the Rise: How to Prevent It
Mauricio Lisker-Melman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology
Director of Hepatology Program

Space: The Final Medical Frontier
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, M.Sc., MA
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident
Crew Physician, HI-SEAS IV, 1-year NASA funded
mission to simulate Mars

March 27

Cardio-Oncology - When Cancer Treatments
Harm the Heart, with patient presentation
Daniel J. Lenihan, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases
Director, Cardio-Oncology Center

The Opioid Crisis
Theodore J. Cicero, PhD
John P. Feigner Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Neuropharmacology and Neurobiology
Vice-Chairman of Research, Department of Psychiatry
Former Chairman, FDA’s Drug Abuse Advisory Committee

April 3

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 10

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

Are Your Kids on Track? An Interactive
Overview of Developmental Milestones
Doug P. Larsen, MD, M.Ed.
Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Department of Neurology

April 17

Am I Losing My Memory? A Primer on Alzheimer’s Disease,
with patient presentation
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

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

April 24 (6:30-9:30pm)

High-Tech Minimally Invasive Surgery
L. 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

May 1

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow:  Diagnosis and Management of Alopecia
Ilana S. Rosman, MD
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine Dermatology, Pathology and Immunology
Director, Dermatopathology Center

Regenerative Medicine: Regrowing Our Own Body Parts
Farshid Guilak, PhD
Professor, Departments of Orthopedic Surgery,
Developmental Biology, and Biomedical Engineering
Director of Research, Shriners Hospital for Children
Co-Director, Center of Regenerative Medicine

May 8

Medical and Surgical Ethics: Tough Issues
Shuddhadeb Ray, MD, MPHS
General Surgery Chief Resident
Cardiothoracic ESP (Early Specialization Program) Fellow
Clinical Medical Ethics Fellow
Department of Surgery

Graduation and Reception

Enrollment Limit:
Cost: $185.00 per person

Ph: 314-362-6585

Email: minimed@wustl.edu