Sep 28 - Apr 22
2020 - 21
Mon - Thu

2020-21 Sessions

September 2020

Why is Pediatrics its Own Specialty?
Kevin Kuo, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Monday, September 28 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM

Previous Session Recording

November 2020

Health Disparities in Children
Lahia Yemane, Clinical Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics

Thursday, November 12 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM | Register via Zoom

January 2021

Social Determinants of Health
Baraka Floyd, Clinical Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics

Tuesday, January 26 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM | Register via Zoom

February 2021

Complex Care in Children
Jean Chia, Clinical Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics

Thursday, February 25 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM | Register via Zoom

March 2021

Primary Care & Early Childhood Education
Ryan Padrez, Clinical Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics &
Medical Director of The Primary School


Tuesday, March 23 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM | Register via Zoom

April 2021

Promoting Healthy Beverages for Children
Anisha Patel, Associate Professor, General Pediatrics

Thursday, April 22 | 12:00PM to 1:00PM | Register via Zoom

Mini Med School

For Department of Pediatrics Staff

Mission Statement

The Stanford Pediatrics Mini Med School program will provide opportunities for staff in the Department of Pediatrics to further their understanding of some of today's most compelling health issues and how Stanford is working to improve the health of children.

Program Description

The Stanford Pediatrics Mini Med School program is open to all staff working in the Department. The program will include monthly lectures and interactive discussions from September to June during lunchtime, with the option of Zoom attendance for staff working outside the main campus. **Due to COVID restrictions, all sessions will take place via Zoom, until further notice.

Each annual cycle (September to June) will focus on one subspecialty in Pediatrics, with sessions devoted to key questions faced by the physicians working in that field. Staff will have the opportunity to learn more about the work Stanford Pediatrics faculty are doing and the challenges facing the healthcare system. The goal of this program is for attendees to feel stimulated to learn more, follow current discoveries, and strive to understand how such developments affect their quality of life on a personal level and as part of a global community.

Each year, the program will offer sessions addressing some aspect of each of these broad questions:

1.      What is the science behind the medicine and how does it inform our understanding of healthcare?

2.      What are the health behaviors and public health challenges facing our society today?

3.      What are the important issues related to our healthcare delivery models?

4.      What is Uniquely Stanford about the work our faculty are doing?

5.      What are current “hot topics” in medicine of which the public needs to be better informed?

Program Certificate

If staff are interested in earning a certificate of completion for the Mini Med School program, participants must attend 6 out of 8 sessions in one year.

Please contact us with any questions.  We hope to see you at one of the sessions!

Allison Guerin, Director of Education (aguerin@stanford.edu)

Shawna McManus, Director of Academic Affairs & HR Strategies (smcmanus@stanford.edu)