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Full STEAM Ahead with Mini-Medical School - A Live and Free Event

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You’re a doctor in an emergency room.  A patient comes in feeling bad and complaining of pain. What do you do?  What questions do you ask?  How do you help the patient give you the best information she can to help you make the best diagnosis you can?  It’s those questions and more we’ll explore with Dr. Cynthia Wichelman as you think like a doctor when gathering patient information.  

Join us to learn about Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine Mini-Medical School and experience the process of taking a patient’s history, checking for vital signs, using diagnostic tools in a physical exam, and determining a diagnosis.  

Dr. Wichelman is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Director of Washington University in St. Louis Mini-Medical School.

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This is a free program that will occur on October 17, 2019.


30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Fine Arts, Health/Physical Education, Career Education, Mathematics, Sciences, Technology/Information Science, Problem Solving

Program Delivery Mode


Booking Information

This is a free program that will occur on October 17, 2019.

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St Louis, MO
United States

Student and educator focused and standards-based, our interactive programs, videos and related curriculum resources authentically link students and the curriculum they study to individuals and organizations who are applying that curriculum in the real world. We offer on-demand interactive programs whose content and time frame are designed to best meet your students’ learning needs.

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Program Details


The agenda below provides you the topics to be explored in the program as well as the order of that exploration. Student questions will be woven in throughout the program.

I. Welcome and Introduction—Student groups and experts are introduced and welcomed to the program and given information on ways to interact during the program.

II. What is the Mini-Medical School?—Dr. Wichelman will share information about the purpose and operation of the “mini-medical school” she directs to help community members increase their understanding of the medical field and their role in it.

III. Interacting with a Patient—Dr. Wichelman will interact with students as she demonstrates, and answers their questions about, the processes used in gathering patient history, checking for vital signs, and using various instruments in a physical examination to help determine next steps for the patient. Students will be placed in the role of the doctor for part of the interaction.

IV. Summary and Closing—We summarize the major concepts learned and answer final student questions.


The participant will
1. interact with a medical professional.
2. think like a physician.
3. learn about the process of gathering patient history and symptoms information and using that information to help develop a diagnosis and next steps for the patient.
4. engage in critical thinking and creative thinking.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Common Core Standards for English/Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading
7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing
6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Speaking and Listening
1. Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Science as Inquiry - Science as inquiry requires students to combine processes and scientific knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to develop their understanding of science.
1. Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
2. Understandings about scientific inquiry

ISTE National Technology Standards
3b—Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.
3d—Students build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions.
4d—Students exhibit a tolerance for ambiguity, perseverance and the capacity to work with open-ended problems.
5c—Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.

State Standards

Please reference the National Standards provided above.