2018-19 Series Information

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The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ move to a state of the art facility on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus is transforming medical education in Buffalo.  Faculty are leveraging new technologies to introduce modern concepts of teaching and learning.  Students are interacting with the material, each other, patients, and faculty in different ways.

An Inside Look at Innovations in Medical Education

Throughout the 2018-2019 academic year, Mini Medical Students will gain an “inside look” at the changes in medical education, as well as participate in some of the new techniques from “flipped classrooms” to “problem based learning” to “simulations”.  Basic science and clinical sciences will be explored using these new methodologies.  Please join us for an exciting year!

Dates and Topics:

Note: all Mini Medical School sessions are held on Tuesday nights, from 6 - 8 p.m.

September 4, 2018: Large Group Engagement through Audience Response Systems

October 2, 2018: Massive Online Open Courses (MOOC’s)

November 6, 2018: Anatomy:  Digital Images, 3-D Printing, and Living Gifts

December 4, 2018: Clinical Competency Center – Interviewing and Assessing Interactions with Simulated Patients

February 5, 2019: Behling Simulation Center – Demonstration of High and low fidelity simulation for patient safety and teamwork building

March 5, 2019: UB RI[2]SE  - collaborating with industry to build learning operating suites

April 2, 2019: Problem Based Learning – Longitudinal discussions of a clinical scenario with subsequent “home work”

May 7, 2019: Service Learning in the Community – Social Determinants of Health

Location

All sessions take place in the Ronald I. Dozoretz MD '62 Auditorium (room 2220) on the second floor of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Buffalo.  Parking is available on the street after 5pm, or in the Conventus parking ramp (for a fee), located across the street from the main entrance to the medical school at Main and High streets.  NFTA Metro Rail transprotation is also available from UB South to the Allen/Medical Campus Station. 

Click here for more information on parking and getting to the downtown campus.

Enrollment

Mini Medical School is open to anyone 16 years of age and older who is interested in medicine and the health sciences.

Enrollment will be available online in Summer 2018.

The enrollment fees will be as follows:

  • $25 per semester: includes entry to all four sessions (September - December for Fall Session; February - June for Spring Session)
  • $100 "Subscriber" Option: includes registration for all 8 Mini Medical School sessions in 2018-19 (no advance registration required), reserved seating, access to special enrichment opportunities, and a patron listing to thank you for your loyalty and support.

Registration is encouraged for the whole semester at once rather than individual sessions.  Registration at the door for individual sessions has increased to $10 per person, per session.

As always, high school and college students, with valid ID, are free to attend.