Critical Care of Newborn Babies: The State of the Art

Stephen Elliott, MD, FAAP
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, UCSF
Neonatologist, Community Regional Medical Centers

Our Mini Med School journey begins with the smallest and most fragile patients.  Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants. We’ll discuss the role of neonatologist and other specialists as they work together in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Vaccines: Myths and Truths

Mansi Desai, MD
Clinical Instructor, UCSF
Chief Resident, UCSF Fresno Department of Pediatrics

Vaccinations have been saving lives around the world for years, this is a discussion on what diseases we are protecting against and the risks of losing herd immunity.



Mental Health in the Teens and 20s

Shawn B. Hersevoort, MD, MPH
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF
Director of Integrated Mental Health
Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, UCSF Fresno

The vast majority of serious mental health difficulties arise in the teens and 20s including anxiety, depression, bipolar, substance abuse, and even psychosis.  It is important to know how to recognize the early symptoms of these disorders as well as know how to get help when needed.

Dermatology for Young Adults

Greg Simpson, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF
Medical Director, UCSF Fresno

Learn how to recognize and treat many skin conditions of teenagers (and how to avoid potential future issues).




Women and Heart Disease

Teresa Daniele, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF


Heart disease is the number one cause of death in women. This presentation will discuss what heart disease actually is, who is at risk for developing the disease and how it can be prevented.


New Screenings, New Treatment: Best Outcomes

Ibironke Adelaja, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, UCSF
General & Breast Surgery, UCSF Fresno

This will be an interactive overview of breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment.




Aeromedicine: Life and Death in the Sky

Janak Acharya, MD, FACEP
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF
Medical Director Skylife Air Ambulance
Medical Director American Ambulance


This lecture will cover the history, logistics, equipment and personnel involved in aeromedicine.


Burn Injury in Young Adults: Mechanisms, Treatments, and Outcomes

William Dominic, MD
Clinical Professor, UCSF

Burn injuries represent a substantial cause of death and disability in young adults.  The role of a regional burn center is central in helping to get burned patients on the road to recovery.  In this lecture we’ll discuss burn injuries and their treatment in the Central Valley’s Burn ICU, located at CRMC.




Palliative Medicine: A Different Kind of Hope

Patrick Macmillan, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF


This talk will survey the field of palliative medicine from past to present – clarifying what palliative medicine is and addressing any misconceptions.


Hope for the Hopeless: Organ Transplantation and Tissue Donation

Donor Network West


Organ and tissue donation is regarded as one of the miracles of modern medicine, offering the opportunity to save lives, or improve the quality of life for individuals. However, donation is not solely about the transfer of an organ or a tissue transplant, but a process filled with compassion and generosity.




The Use of Simulation in Medical Education

Stacy Sawtelle Vohra, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF
Stuart Maxwell, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSF


Ever wonder how doctors learn to be doctors? For our final session, you will experience firsthand the application of high-tech simulation in medical education.  Participants will be able to interact with high-fidelity mannequins and task trainers used to teach physicians medical decision making and procedural skills.