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.

FALL 2018 Session: September 25 - November 13, 2018

September 25

Capture the Fracture: Osteoporosis and Broken Bones
Anna N. Miller, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Orthopedic Trauma Services

A Break for the Eyes: Retinal Diseases from Cancer to Macular Degeneration
P. Kumar Rao, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Faculty Clinical Director, Department of Ophthalmology

October 2

Air Pollution and Health: A New Cause of Diabetes?
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

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

October 9

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

A Bird’s Eye View of the Hospital Pharmacy and
How to Pay Less for Your Meds

Jonathan Leesman, PharmD, MBA
Manager of Pharmacy Business Systems and
Lean Integration
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

October 16

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

Heart Attack! Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment
Marc A. Sintek, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology

October 23

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

October 30

New Concepts in Spinal Surgery
Wilson Zachary Ray, MD
Associate Professor of Neurological and
Orthopaedic Surgery
Neurosurgery Residency Associate Director
Co-Director, Spinal Oncology

The Science of Well-Being
C. Robert Cloninger, MD, PhD
Wallace Renard Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Sansone Family Center for Well-Being
Director, Center for Psychobiology of Personality

November 6 (6:30 - 9:00 pm)

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

November 13

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

Student Registration opens July 10th, 2018

Register Online

Ph: 314-362-6585

Email: minimed@wustl.edu