UB to Offer Another Session of Mini-Medical School

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: July 20, 1999

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- UB's Mini-Medical School will be in session for the public this summer, offering a four-session course during August on medical grand rounds.

Hundreds of "students" from teens to senior citizens have completed various courses and earned certificates through the Mini-Medical School.

The popular program, sponsored by the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, was developed three years ago by Harry A. Sultz, director of the UB Health Services Research Program and professor of social and preventive medicine. Sultz is a former dean of the UB School of Health Related Professions.

Using actual case histories and taught by UB clinicians and pathologists, the course will teach students how to inspect clinical and laboratory data, develop a series of possible diagnoses, confirm the diagnosis and develop treatment plans.

The classes will be held from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31 in Room 144 of Farber Hall on the South Campus.

Faculty will be Frederick E. Munschauer III, M.D., associate professor of neurology; Reid R. Heffner, M.D., professor of pathology; Alan Drinnan, D.M.D., M.D., SUNY Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences; Monica Spaulding, M.D., professor of medicine; Hussein Hameer, M.D., assistant professor of pathology; Avery K. Ellis, M.D., associate professor of medicine, and John Wright, M.D., professor of pathology and dean of the medical school.

The cost is $30 for individuals, $45 per couple, $25 for senior citizens, $40 for senior couples and $20 for students.

Members of the Mini-Medical School Alumni Association will receive a 20 percent discount.

For more information and registration, call 716-829-2196. Checks and major credit cards are accepted. Advance registration is required.