Mini Medical School

Adult learners at a mini med school session.

Mini Medical School offers alumni, community members, students, and anyone interested in the field of medicine a look into the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Mini Med "students" get to experience the Jacobs School's contributions to science and health care related to conditions common in Western New York. The program features expert speakers in their specialties.

Mini Medical School takes place on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.

Announcing the Mini Medical School 2019 - 2020 Season

Fall Curriculum: Heart, Lungs, and Blood

September 24
Blood, the Liquid of Life
Beverly Schaefer, MD
UBMD Affiliated
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School
Assistant Professor, Oncology; Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Roswell


Lynn Steinbrenner, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Jacobs School

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.; Dozoretz Auditorium (room 2220)

October 22
Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
Blood Pressure: Measurement and Treatment with Diet, Exercise, and Drugs
Perry Hogan, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Biophysics


George Matthews, MD
UBMD Affiliated
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Jacobs School
Chief of Service, Internal Medicine, Kaleida Health

Want to learn more about our October 22 topic? Read a blog post from Dr. Matthews and UBMD regarding blood pressure and staying healthy! Read the post here.  

November 19
Anatomy and Physiology of the Lungs
Asthma: A Common and Undertreated Condition

Stuart Inglis, PhD
Instructor, Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, Jacobs School


Jamie Wooldridge, MD
UBMD Affiliated
Clinical Professor
Division Chief of Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, Jacobs School

Spring Curriculum: Bones, Muscles, and Joints

February 11 
Bones: The inside story to their function, growth, and repair
Bruce Troen, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief of Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Jacobs School


John Marzo, MD
UBMD Affiliated
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics, Jacobs School

March 10
Muscles: Without them, we go nowhere!

April 7
Anatomy, Function, and Diseases of Joints

May 12
Insider Look:

  • Tour labs and simulation centers to meet researchers and clinical educators
  • How to have effective physician-patient communication
New this year for Mini Med:
Meet admissions officers about careers in health care - Date TBD
Registration for Spring 2020 is now OPEN!

Please click the button below to register for the spring semester of Mini Medical School - registration is currently open for February - May 2020.

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Become a Mini Med Sponsor

The 2018-19 UB Mini Medical School provides you exposure to community members who actively seek out knowledge about today’s most compelling medical topics. The majority of participants are 45 years and older, but the series is open to all, including students 16 years and older.

Becoming a partner of UB Mini Medical School will give your organization access and exposure to this select group for the entire 2018-19 season (8 lectures from September 2018-June 2019).

This is a unique opportunity to reach a proactive group of community members that has a love of learning and seeks new information. In addition to the three partnership levels listed here, we’re happy to create a customized package that fits your budget and marketing goals.

For more information about available opportunities, please contact:       

Nick Lane, MA ’06
Corporate and Foundation Relations Associate
University at Buffalo, Office of Development
901 Kimball Tower, Room 916
Buffalo, NY 14214-8028
(716) 881-8051

Thank you to UBMD, this year's Mini Medical School Presenting Sponsor