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

September 30, 2019

UC San Francisco
Jennifer O’Brien, Asst. Vice Chancellor/Public Affairs
Source: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs, UCSF Fresno
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UCSF Fresno
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Fresno, CA 93701
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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 or call (559) 499-6406.


About UCSF Fresno: UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is a branch campus of UCSF, the leading institution dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. Established in 1975, UCSF Fresno is focused on improving health in California’s San Joaquin Valley through excellence in teaching and patient care, innovative clinical research and community partnerships. UCSF Fresno is the largest physician-training program between Sacramento and Los Angeles – training more than 300 physicians and 300 rotating medical students each year. Nearly 700 UCSF core and volunteer faculty at UCSF Fresno care for thousands of patients annually and train the next generation of outstanding clinicians and patient advocates. Fifty percent of the physicians trained at UCSF Fresno stay in the Valley to provide UCSF care. In addition, UCSF Fresno helps prepare middle, high school and college students for careers in health and medicine through a variety of pipeline programs. Please visit

About UCSF: UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises three top-ranked hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area. UCSF also encompasses a branch campus in Fresno. Please visit

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