March 13, 1998

Mini Medical School ready to ring bell on second session

Mini Medical School ready to ring bell on second session

After a strong showing during its first term last fall, Vanderbilt University Medical Center is again opening the doors to its Mini Medical School, an innovative program geared toward teaching major principles of medicine to non-medical people.

The school's second term is open to Vanderbilt faculty and staff and members of the Nashville community, and will run on eight consecutive Monday nights beginning on March 23. Two separate sessions, with a break and refreshments, will be held each night.

The Mini Medical School will meet in 208 Light Hall from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday night. The cost for the course is $80 for Nashville community members and $64 for Vanderbilt personnel ‹ a 20 percent discount.

Here is a schedule of topics and speakers for the second term of the Mini Medical School:

€ March 23

Introduction: A Medical Education in Context ‹ Dr. John S. Sergent

How We Gather Information: The Doctor-Patient Encounter ‹ Dr. W. Anderson Spickard III; Emergency Care ‹ Dr. Corey M. Slovis

€ March 30

The Biology of Infectious Diseases ‹ Dr. Terence S. Dermody

Newly Emerging Infections ‹ Dr. William Schaffner

€ April 6

Principles of Pharmacology ‹ Dr. Joseph Awad

Issues in the Management of Hypertension ‹ Dr. John H. Nadeau

€ April 13

The Biology of Cancer ‹ Dr. Harold L. Moses

Therapeutic Considerations in Cancer ‹ Dr. David H. Johnson

€ April 20

Functioning of the Heart ‹ Jackie D. Corbin, Ph.D.

Management of a Heart Attack ‹ Dr. F. Andrew Gaffney

€ April 27

Basic Immunology ‹ Luc Van Kaer, Ph.D.

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis ‹ Dr. Deborah C. German

€ May 4

Neurobiology ‹ Jeanette J. Norden, Ph.D.

Stroke ‹ Dr. Howard S. Kirshner

€ May 11

Ethical Considerations in Difficult Decision Making ‹ Dr. Walter H. Merrill

Commencement Address ‹ Dr. John E. Champman


For more information about VUMC's Mini Medical School, please call 343-2585.