UW News

January 4, 2002

University of Washington Academic Medical Center offers mini-medical school to the public

The University of Washington Academic Medical Center is offering the general public the chance to learn about medical science, patient care and cutting-edge research by attending Mini-Medical School 2002. The seven-part series begins Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium, Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, on N.E. Pacific Street, Seattle. Programs are scheduled for every Wednesday evening through March 20.

Dr. Carlos Pellegrini, the Henry N. Harkins professor and chair of the Department of Surgery, and Dr. Ed Walker, professor and vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, are the hosts.

Curriculum for each week’s presentation is chosen to broaden the Mini-Medical School student’s knowledge of anatomy, physiology and various disease states. Students will leave each session with insights into what it is like to attend medical school. They will also learn about advances in medical research and the AMC’s role in advancing quality health care in the Pacific Northwest.

A charitable donation to the UW Academic Medical Center is suggested in lieu of a registration fee. Space is limited, so pre-registration is necessary. Call (206) 221-7745, or register on line at http://www.uwamc.org/minimed. Contact program coordinator Jane Courage at (206) 543-1734 for more information.

A video from the 2001 pilot series is being telecast on UWTV. For schedule information, go to: http://uwtv.org/

Scheduled lectures:
February 6 — Welcome by hosts
“Mind over Matter”
Dr. Ed Walker

February 13 — “The Brain in Action”
Dr. Steven Cramer, assistant professor, Neurology
Dr. Daniel Silbergeld, associate professor, Neurological Surgery

February 20 — “Primary Care: Is Dr. Welby Still Practicing?”
Dr. Tom Norris, associate dean, School of Medicine

February 27 — “Mending Broken Hearts”
Dr. Larry Dean, director, UW Regional Heart Center
Dr. Ed Verrier, chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery

March 6 — “Colorectal Cancer: An All-too-Common Problem”
Dr. Mike Kimmey, professor and director of gastrointestinal endoscopy, UW Medical Center
Dr. Karen Horvath, assistant professor of surgery

March 13– “Cancer: Genes, Vaccines and New Treatment Machines”
Dr. Frederick Appelbaum, professor of medicine and director, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Dr. Julie Gralow, assistant professor of medicine

March 20 — “Good Trauma Care is No Accident”
Dr. Jerry Jurkovich, professor of surgery and chief of trauma, Harborview Medical Center
Dr. Ronald V. Maier, professor, vice-chair of surgery and surgeon-in-chief, Harborview Medical Center