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 2017 Session: September 26 - November 14, 2017

September 26

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

The Mystery of Itch, with patient presentation
Brian Kim, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Dermatology
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Itch

October 3

Health Care Reform - Where Do We Stand Now?
Richard J. Liekweg, MBA
President of BJC HealthCare

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

October 10

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 17

Don’t Wait Like Cait: Transgender Adolescents, with patient presentation
Christopher B. Lewis, MD
Instructor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
Director, Transgender Health Services

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

October 24

Update on Gynecologic Cancers: From Early Symptoms and Treatment to Absolute Risk
Eric A. Strand, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division Director, General Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Residency Program

When the Pituitary Gland Goes Awry
Julie M. Silverstein, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Neurological Surgery
Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research
Medical Director, Pituitary Center

October 31

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

November 7 (6:30-9pm)

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 14

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