Mini Med Fall Session Set for September 2018

Published July 18, 2018



LSU Health Shreveport is holding its Fall session starting September 4, 2018. This four-week program is held from 5:30-7:15 pm Tuesdays through September 25, 2018. 

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Session Information:


September 4: So You Think You Want To Be A Brain Surgeon?

LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgeons will talk about the rigorous training required to be a neurosurgeon, which includes a 7-year residency, and the various neurosurgical specialties.


Dr. Brian Willis: Interim Chairman of Neurosurgery


September 11: How Precision Medicine & Clinical Trials Impact Cancer Treatment

Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU Health Shreveport is on the cutting-edge of precision medicine to help individualize cancer treatment for patients. Mini Med participants will get a behind-the-scenes look at labs, and learn about the importance of clinical trials and biobanking.


Dr. Glenn Mills: Director of Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

Dr. Ellen Friday: Scientific Director of the Center for Precision Medicine Genomic Lab

Dr. Terry Davis: Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of the LA CaTS Health Literacy Core


September 18: Let’s Talk: Spotlight on the Center for Voice, Airway & Swallowing

LSU Health Shreveport is home to the only comprehensive Center for Voice, Airway & Swallowing in the ArkLaTex, and the only fellowship-trained laryngologist in 250-mile radius. Learn more about this highly-specialized, multi-disciplinary center that attracts patients from around the country. 


Dr. Paul Weinberger: Director, Center for Voice, Airway & Swallowing and Associate Professor, Laryngology


September 25: Follow Your Heart: Cutting-Edge Cardiology Procedures & Technology

LSU Health Shreveport cardiologists will share about new procedures and technology involved in treating common heart conditions. Mini Med participants will get an up-close look at the cutting-edge equipment and technology, and learn how to prevent common heart health issues.


Dr. Paari Dominic: Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Director of Electrophysiology Laboratory, and Assistant Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences

Dr. Pavan Katikaneni: Assistant Professor Interventional Cardiology, Associate Program Director of Cardiology, Medical Director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory



Mini Med School at LSU Health Shreveport began in the spring of 2012 when 30 community members put on white coats and got a taste of medical school The program has been repeated at least twice a year, with more than 300 Mini Med graduates in the Shreveport-Bossier area. Taught by medical school leadership and faculty, "students" learn about important health topics and the latest developments in healthcare fields. Sessions are typically held every spring and fall. 


Cost for the Mini Med School is $40 for new participants, which includes a white lab coat and all four sessions. The fee for returning Mini Med alums is $20. 


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