Community Members Train Like Real Doctors at UCSF Fresno Mini Med School


UCSF Fresno’s Eighth Annual Mini Med School will conclude with “students” learning patient care skills like real doctors – on medical simulation equipment.


UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director and Associate Clinical Professor Stacey Sawtelle Vohra, MD, and emergency medicine resident Sukhjit Dhillon, MD, will give a presentation on Teaching Tomorrow’s Doctors Today. They will explain how simulation is used at UCSF Fresno to sharpen the procedural and patient care skills of physicians in training and physicians alike. Following the lecture, Dr. Sawtelle Vohra and Dr. Dhillon along with other faculty and residents at UCSF Fresno will guide Mini Med School “students” through various medical simulation stations including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, airway intubation, Stop the Bleed and other skills.


 Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6 to 8 p.m.

UCSF Fresno, 155 N Fresno St. Free parking is available in UCSF Fresno’s permit lot at Illinois and Fresno streets.


Now in its eighth year, UCSF Fresno’s Mini Med School is a highly popular and free, four-week lecture series for the public. “Mini Med allows members of the community to learn about popular health and medical topics in an easy-to-understand way,” said Rais Vohra, MD,

director of the UCSF Fresno Mini Med School and UCSF professor of Emergency Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy at UCSF Fresno. “It’s a chance for us to open the doors, introduce people to some of the UCSF experts in Fresno and share the vast medical expertise that’s available here.” In addition to medical simulation, this year’s Mini Med School included lectures on health care visionaries in the Valley, community medicine, dermatology and history of vaccines, and women and heart disease.

For more information about Mini Med School and Continuing Medical Education at UCSF Fresno, email [email protected] or call (559) 499-6406.