About Us

Maybe you have chosen to go to law school or enter the business world. Perhaps you just overslept and missed chemistry class or played too much Frisbee on the quad. For whatever reason, like most people, you didn’t go to medical school. Still think you’ve got what it takes? In 1997, Harry Sultz, DDS, MPH, Professor and Dean Emeritus and Alan M. Reynard, PhD, Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology of the University at Buffalo began a Mini-Medical School for people without a medical background. They wondered whether anyone would show up. Show up they did, and in droves! As it turns out, many people have wanted to check out what medical school is like without having to do the hard studying.

Of course, participants won’t graduate with a license to practice, but they will become immersed in medical science and do it in the company of some of the leading physicians and researchers in Buffalo. The Mini-Medical School is set up just like real medical schools, with each lecture corresponding to an entire medical school course.

Enrollment in the Mini-Medical School is limited to the first 300 registrants. All the lectures take place from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in Farber Hall, Butler Auditorium on the Main Street South Campus. Recommended reading and reference materials are provided.

* Events sponsored by the late Esther and Don Davis. MiniMED is a Community Service Program of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo,The State University of New York

For more information call
(716) 829-6126

Roseanne C. Berger, MD
Sr. Associate Dean for GME

Alan M. Reynard, PhD
Associate Director

Nancy Gushue
Interim Program Coordinator


MiniMed News and Events

UB’s Mini Medical School Summer 2012 Series


In 2012, MiniMED will focus on how evolutionary innovation and cutting edge advancements in medical research and technology are being leveraged to improve the odds for patients and doctors alike. As always, MiniMED students will learn from experts from the University at Buffalo and its partnering organizations who are engaged in community wide efforts to improve care through collaboration, prevention, research, and adherence to recognized standards of care.

August 14
Evolutionary Innovation

Introduction to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Roseanne Berger, M.D.
Sr. Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Simulation Training Interprofessional Education and Tour
Jeff Meyers, M.D.
Director of Behling Simulation Center

Robotix Surgical Training in the Modern Era
Pankaj Singhal, M.D.
Division Chief, Robotix Surgery Department, OB-Gyn

August 21
News and New Strategies for Combating Cervical Cancer and Other HPV-Related Diseases

Detection, Management and Issues Relating to Cancer Prevention Vaccine
Thomas Melendy, PhD
Department of Microbiology

Clinical Implications of HPV and New Pap Screening Guidelines: What They Actually Mean
Faye Justicia-Linde, M.D.
Department of OB/Gyn

August 28

Thinking Outside the Box: How New Discoveries Will Change Cancer Treatment
Christopher Choi, M.D., PhD
Assistant Professor of Oncology and Director of the Center for Immunotherapy Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Roswell Park Cancer Institute

How To Register

There is No Cost to Attend

By Phone: (716) 829-6126

* Events sponsored by the late Esther and Don Davis A Community Service Program of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York