2019-2020 Mini Medical School

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.

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

All sessions are on Tuesday evenings
5:30 p.m. Auditorium opens, reception with speakers and attendees
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mini Medical School program


All sessions take place in either the Ronald I. Dozoretz MD '62 Auditorium (room 2220) or the M&T Bank Auditorium (room 2120) both located on the second floor of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 955 Main Street, Buffalo. Auditoriums in use will be properly marked. 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 transportation is also available from UB South to the Allen/Medical Campus Station.

Enrollment and Registration

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

Online registration is encouraged for individual sessions and will be open in the coming weeks! Sessions are $10 per class for alumni, community members, and faculty and staff. Students are free to attend.

High school and college students with valid ID are welcomed and encouraged to attend at no cost.  Select the $0 Student Registration option on the registration page.