Fall 2021 Seminars

Monday

Time

Course Code

Course Name

Description

Location

Contact

11:00-12:00

MED 227

Drug Development: Key Issues in Regulation, Benefit vs. Risk, and Commercialization

 

This course is intended for medical students, graduate students, trainees, basic scientists, clinicians and clinician scientists at Stanford to provide an educational and practical perspective of drug development: it's incredible potential as well it's challenges. Using a blend of seminars, debates, and case study analyses, the curriculum is focused on educating the audience on key regulatory issues and commercial considerations in product development, with an emphasis on on cardiovascular applications. Seminar topics will include "Introduction to Regulatory Processes'', "FDA Advisory Committee Meetings and Risk/Benefit / Approval Decisions", "Phase 1 Cardiovascular Safety Assessments in Drug Discovery and Development," Case Study: Vioxx (Cox2 inhibitor} and the Cardiovascular Risk Question," "The Era of Requiring Outcomes Studies for Diabetes Drug Development," "Interface of Al and Clinical Trial Design," "Key Statistical Issues in Drug Development," "Reasons Why Phase 3 Programs Fail," "Commercial Considerations in Drug Development: Is there a Market?," "Dissection of Presentations and Publications of Major Cardiovascular Trials." Drug Development: Key Issues in Regulation, Benefit vs. Risk, and Commercialization ( MED227} complements the course MED225 - Drug Development: From a Concept to the Clinic offered in the Spring. Previous exposure to MED225 content is not necessary to participate in MED227.

 

Remote

DiBattiste, P. (PI); Rajadas, J. (PI); Sager, P. (PI)

 

12:30-1:20

MED 274

Introduction to Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Weekly lunch seminar series featuring residents, fellows, and faculty of the Department of Medicine¿s Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. This course aims to introduce preclinical medical and physician assistant students to the diverse field of cardiovascular medicine, with emphasis on what a career and life as a cardiologist entails. Lectures will highlight medical management of cardiovascular disease and pathophysiology commonly encountered in cardiovascular medicine.

 

 

Parikh, V. (PI); Mullis, D. (SI); Quach, N. (SI); Ten, T. (SI)

 

12:15-1:15

INDE 217

Physician Scientist Hour

 

Enrollment is limited to MD, PhD, or MD-PhD students interested in careers as physician scientists. Focus is on aspects of developing careers in biomedical research through a mix of research lectures, clinical case presentations, and physician-scientist guest speakers.

 

Li Ka Shing Center, room 120 

 

Blish, C. (PI); Chua, K. (PI); Porteus, M. (PI); Wang, T. (PI); Yeh, E. (PI)

 

12:15-1:15

PEDS 227

Introduction to Pediatric Specialties

 

The aim of this course is to provide pre-clinical MD students with exposure to the wide variety of medical specialties within pediatrics. Weekly lectures will feature physicians from fields such as Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Infectious Disease, and Pediatric Surgery. Physician speakers will discuss their daily work, why they selected their chosen field, their career path, and their pursuits outside of clinical medicine. The physicians will also provide students with advice and guidance on how to define and successfully pursue their goals.

 

MSOBX303 

 

Blankenburg, R. (PI)

 

Tuesday

Time

Course Code

Course Name

Description

Location

Contact

5:30-6:30

ORTHO 205

Introduction to Orthopedic Surgery

 

This seminar is designed to give preclinical medical students a broad overview of orthopaedic surgery and provide insight into life as an orthopaedic surgeon. The wide array of orthopaedic surgery subspecialties covered during the course include: sports medicine, hand, shoulder/elbow, tumor, joints, pediatrics, spine, and foot/ankle. Each session, an expert in their respective field of orthopaedic surgery will discuss their subspecialty and provide unique perspective about how to successfully navigate their field. The format of this course is lectures, and student participation in discussions is encouraged.

 

MSOBX303

 

Abrams, G. (PI); Cohen, S. (TA); Xiao, M. (TA)

 

12:15-1:15

PSYC 225

Mentorship and Clinical Engagement in Child/Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry

 

A mentoring program designed to expose first and second-year medical students to the rewarding fields of child/adolescent and adult psychiatry, and to increase awareness and education about child/adolescent and adult mental health issues. The early years of medical training consist primarily of didactic instruction, an almost universal challenge for students who enter medicine desiring to help and interact with patients. To increase engagement with the field, we bring clinical psychiatry to preclinical students, by interacting with patients and families, as follows. During our weekly seminar time, we interview a patient and family one week, then offer a debriefing, Q&A session the following week. The seminar includes open discussion, addressing questions about specific interactions with the child/adolescent or adult, diagnoses, and therapies used for treatment. Responses to students¿ questions invariably address evidence-based approaches to assessment and treatment of specific disorders, such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, autism, and attentional disorders. We also facilitate opportunities for the students to get involved in cutting-edge scientific research, networking/collaborating (including with medical students and faculty around the world), and attending professional conferences. The course is offered during autumn, winter and spring quarters and is intended as a longitudinal seminar to be taken continuously across these quarters. Medical students who cannot attend three quarters may enroll with permission of the instructor. Non-medical students interested in the course should contact the instructor.

 

Alway Building, Room M112 

 

Kennedy, K. (TA); Kishore, A. (PI); Bou Khalil, C. (TA); Ike, S. (TA)

 

12:15-1:15

SURG 204

Introduction to Surgery

 

This lunch seminar is designed to give preclinical medical students a broad overview of surgical specialties and life as a surgeon. Interactive talks by leading surgeons from the General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Transplantation Surgery, and Cardiac Surgery departments will highlight the array of operation types performed and diseases and conditions encountered in their disciplines. In addition, each lecturer will provide students with a road map as to how to successfully enter each specialty field of surgery. Lunch will be provided.

 

Alway Building, Room M114

 

Korndorffer, J. (PI)

 

6:00-7:00

NSUR 200

Narratives in Neurosurgery

 

Introduces medical, non-medical graduate and undergraduate students to careers in neurosurgery. Focuses on a progressive walk through the educational milestones of a neurosurgical career, starting with perspectives of 4th year medical students and working up to day-to-day functions and lifestyles of senior neurosurgical faculty. Additional topics include global health neurosurgery, private practice neurosurgery, and academic neurosurgery.

 

ALWAYM218

 

Gerald Grant, Cesar Garcia, Mahad Ahmed, Guan Li, Karen Malacon

 

Wednesday

Time

Course Code

Course Name

Description

Location

Contact

4:00-5:00

CS 522

Seminar in Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

 

Artificial intelligence is poised to make radical changes in healthcare, transforming areas such as diagnosis, genomics, surgical robotics, and drug discovery. In the coming years, artificial intelligence has the potential to lower healthcare costs, identify more effective treatments, and facilitate prevention and early detection of diseases. This class is a seminar series featuring prominent researchers, physicians, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists, all sharing their thoughts on the future of healthcare. We highly encourage students of all backgrounds to enroll (no AI/healthcare background necessary). Speakers and more at shift.stanford.edu/healthai.

 

Shriram Ctr BioChemE 104

 

Dror, R. (PI)

 

5:30-8:30

CSB 242

Drug Discovery and Development Seminar Series

 

The scientific principles and technologies involved in making the transition from a basic biological observation to the creation of a new drug emphasizing molecular and genetic issues. Prerequisite: biochemistry, chemistry, or bioengineering.

 

Li Ka Shing Center, room 130

 

Grimes, K. (PI); Mochly-Rosen, D. (PI)

 

5:30-6:30

ORTHO 250

Orthopedic Surgery Radiology Rounds

 

An interactive weekly seminar focused on increasing radiology fluency and early exposure to orthopedic medical decision making. The format will be largely case-based learning with didactic components interspersed as necessary for foundational material. Topics covered include radiology interpretation, orthopedic anatomy and physiology, and the basics of fracture management. While the focus of this class is to build fundamental knowledge in orthopedics, students will be exposed to a variety of subspecialties within the field including pediatrics, trauma, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal tumor.

 

Li Ka Shing Center, room 209

 

Frick, S. (PI)

 

5:30-7:30

PEDS 257

Clinical Teaching Seminar Series

 

The Clinical Teaching Seminar Series (CTSS) is a year-long program in medical education, designed to introduce clinical educators to fundamental concepts in education. The seminars are high-yield, relevant, and interactive, providing practical tips for bedside teaching, curriculum development, and education research. The HONORS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN MEDICAL EDUCATION is meant to recognize participants with a dedication to medical education, who regularly attend the seminars and complete a scholarly project. The Honors Program is a multi-disciplinary program open to all medical students, residents, fellows, staff, and faculty with an interest in medical education.

 

Remote

Blankenburg, R. (PI)

 

12:15-1:15

SOMGEN 214

Intro to Specialty Career Selection: Exploring Residency Specialty Selection with Career Advisors

 

Are you intimidated by the number of specialty choices out there? Do you want to feel more confident when answering the dreaded question, ¿What kind of doctor do you want to be?¿ The School of Medicine, Center for Specialty Career Advising is offering a 2-quarter seminar series, highlighting the different specialty career choices offered for your post graduate training. We recognize that pre-clinical medical students may have a general idea of what field of medicine they might be interested in pursuing, but often aren¿t exposed to the vast number of choices until later in their clinical years. This series will feature 20 different and popular specialties. Each week, we will highlight a different specialty through a seminar led by the Specialty Career Advisor (SCA) in that field of medicine. Each SCA is carefully selected as an expert and mentor in that field and will provide you with an overview of what to expect should you choose that specialty. Each overview will also provide a next steps framework to learn more about the field with ample time for Q&A. There is no better time to start exploring than now! This series is a Pass-Fail attendance only course.

 

Li Ka Shing Center, room 209 

 

Johnson, A. (PI); Taleghani, N. (PI)

 

9:45-11:45

PEDS 254

Pediatric Physical Findings Rounds

 

Pediatric patients with specific physical findings and hospitalized at LPCH are identified and introduced to students. Students in small groups examine patients at the bedside to note the physical finding and discuss it within the context of the patient's clinical problem. Emphasis is on basic science discussion to understand the cause of the finding.

 

Departmental Room

 

Hoang, K. (PI)

 

Thursday

Time

Course Code

Course Name

Description

Location

Contact

12:15-1:15

RAD 201

Introduction to Radiology

 

This seminar is offered to pre-clinical medical students interested in learning about how image-based anatomy can reinforce their knowledge of gross anatomy as they progress through the term. This also serves as a refresher for MSII students. Within this seminar, students will explore image findings in human anatomy in the normal and diseased state. The course will also cover when to request X-Ray, Flouroscopy, Ultrasound, CT, MRI, and Nuclear Medicine. There will be time to explore Radiology as a career choice as well as research opportunities in Radiology.

 

CCSR 4205

 

Beaulieu, C. (PI); Lanzman, B. (PI); Massaband, P. (PI); Seekins, J. (PI); Chang, M. (SI); Sandberg, J. (SI); Shen, J. (SI)

 

12:15-1:15

FAMMED 215

Primary Care Defined: Perspectives and Procedures

 

Designed to give pre-clerkship students a broad overview of the diverse specialties and career trajectories available within the rewarding field of primary care. Students experience hands-on immersion in common office-based procedures, including abscess incision & drainage, toenail removal, joint injection, IUD insertion, and skin biopsy. Sessions led by primary care (pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine) faculty and residents address important topics about the field including lifestyle, scope of practice and diversity of career opportunities.

 

Always Building, Room M112

 

Tamara Montacute, MD, Steve Choy, Cyrus Buckman, Davis Chhoa, Nadine Jawad, Ben Maines

 

Multiple Days

Time

Course Code

Course Name

Description

Location

Contact

12:15-1:15

MED 223

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Sciences Seminar

 

Weekly seminar series featuring cardiovascular research by faculty. This course is intended for medical students, graduate students, and advanced undergraduate students. On Tuesdays, students attend Frontiers in Cardiovascualr Science. On Thursdays, a faculty member will present to students their research, followed by Q&A session with the students.

 

Remote

Assimes, T. (PI); Huang, N. (PI); Karakikes, I. (PI); Nguyen, P. (PI)