Mini-Medical School II

After completing Mini-Medical School I, you may take Mini-Medical School II, offered each spring. Eight evening lectures and two 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 WU Physical Therapy Faculty and students, which is one of the top PT schools in the country.
  • Try Microsurgery! Try suturing under the microscope with suture 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.

Spring 2017 Session: March 23 - May 4

Online Syllabus

March 23

Best Practices in Sexual Health: Updates on Contraception, Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention
David L. Eisenberg, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Division of Family Planning

The Keys to Longevity: Nutrition, Exercise and Cognitive Training
Luigi Fontana, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science
Co-Director of Longevity Research Program

March 30

Myths and Realities of Psychiatry Depression - Diagnosis and Treatment
Charles F. Zorumski, MD
Samuel B. Guze Professor of Psychiatry
Head, Department of Psychiatry

Psychiatric Drugs
Eugene H. Rubin, MD, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Vice Chairman for Education
Department of Psychiatry

Panel Discussion

April 6

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

Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment, with patient presentation
Michael J. Naughton, MD
Associate Professor Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology

April 13

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 20

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 26 & 27 (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.
Students will complete one of the topics on Wednesday and the other on Thursday. Plan to attend both evenings to receive your certification.

May 4

Human Hardware: Hip & Knee Replacement
Ryan M. Nunley, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Joint Preservation and Replacement

A Comfortable Death, Changing the Way We Die
Patrick White, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer of Wings, BJC Hospice and
Palliative Care

Graduation and Reception

Enrollment Limit:
Thursday Evenings, 7-9pm (7 Sessions)


Ph: 314-362-6585

Thank you so much for giving us this wonderful opportunity. I cherish every night of Mini-Medical School. My dad and I have always been very close. My interest in the field of medicine stems from my father's profession; thus, it was quite suiting that we take this class together. MMS has given us a night that we can look forward to all week. In our busy lives, it is the one night we know we can spend together. We have taken so many lessons and experiences from MMS I, II and III. One of the most important lessons was the CPR certification (of Mini-Medical School II). It was quite an accomplishment to be certified, but we had no idea how useful it would prove to be. Some time after the certification, my dad, mom and grandma were sitting together, and my grandma started choking. Once my dad realized she needed help, he performed the Heimlich maneuver on her and saved her life. He remained calm and knew what he had to do. My dad will never know how truly proud of him I am. Thank you, Cynthia, for giving us the knowledge on so many important topics. I will always treasure my memories from MMS. You not only taught us about different diseases and illnesses, you also brought a father and daughter together for a priceless experience.Thanks again!

- Sarah L.

Email: minimed@wustl.edu