Mini Medical School
Mini Medical School is a unique and highly intensive three-week residential program open to academically gifted juniors and seniors who have an interest in pursuing careers in medicine. This selective and rigorous program offers research labs, rotations, and service learning at local clinics. Students will also be exposed to hands-on medical experience, clinical, didactic, community service, and public health aspects of medicine, providing participants with a real taste of the medical school experience.
Anatomy and Physiology
- Introduce students to anatomy through models and human organs (plastinated and embalmed organs).
- Topics include: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, The Heart, Respiratory System, Muscular System, Nervous System
- Designed to give students an understanding of the structure and function of the brain. Students will gain insight into the brain through dissection and prosection, and learn about various psychiatric disorders.
- Topics include: Introduction to Neurology and Psychology, Anatomy and Psychology of the Brain
- Designed to introduce students to public health history, concepts, and contemporary issues. This week will examine Public Health via a tour of Mt. Hope Cemetery, and will include presentations and a poster session.
- Topics include: History of Public Health, Public Health Disparities (health and wealth, social justice), Current Issues in Public Health (lead poisoning, tobacco, obesity, clean water/air, health systems/reforms), Global Health Issues (globalization and development, maternal/child health)
- Standardized Patient Session, Learning to Take Vital Signs, Suture Session, Taping and Casting, Simulation Exercises (Cardiac, OB/GYN, Intubations, Phlebotomy), ED Rotation, Shadowing a Physician, Wilderness Medicine
9:00 – 10:00 AMLecture
10:15 – 11:30 AMLab Time
11:30 AM – NoonResearch time
Noon – 1:30 PMLunch
1:30 – 3:00 PMExperiential Sessions
5:00 – 6:30 PMCommunity Service Sessions at UR Well Asbury Free Clinic and/or Hope Hall (Thursday evenings)
- A commuter component is not available for the Mini Medical School.
- Outline and structure are subject to change at the discretion of the professors.
- An integral aspect of this program is a hands-on medical experience, including models and human organs (plastinated and embalmed specimens). The faculty will demonstrate important structure-function relationships of the body's major organ systems and give the students an opportunity to handle the organs, learn their important features, and gain an appreciation of the complexity and beauty of human anatomy.
- Enrollment is limited to 12 students; selection for this program is highly competitive.