The Mini Med School Index

The first course in the Continuing Studies Program‘s Mini Med School series set a record for enrollment in the 21-year history of the CSP. The course, which began Sept. 22, had to be capped at 250, as that is as many as the auditorium can hold.

Here are some of the numbers:

  • Number enrolled: 250
  • Number on the waitlist: 113
Among those who have enrolled:
  • Stanford employees: 53
  • Medical Center employees: 7
  • Stanford alumni: 66
  • Stanford Alumni Association members: 23
  • Stanford faculty: 2
  • Teachers (non-Stanford): 7
  • Age 65+: 35
. . . and of those who have enrolled, and who did not decline to state the highest degree they’ve earned (201 identified their highest degree):
  • High school: 6
  • Undergraduate: 64
  • Graduate: 98
  • Professional: 33
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    Philip Pizzo

CHARLES JUNKERMAN, associate provost and dean of Continuing Studies, credits Medical School Dean PHILIP PIZZO and KATHRYN GILLAM, senior adviser to the dean, for their “instigation and inspiration.” Junkerman said part of Pizzo’s motivation is to acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the Med School coming to the Stanford campus. “It really is generous on his part and the part of his colleagues,” Junkerman said. “He thought carefully about the subjects and the content. It really is a very nice gift to the community, particularly when all of us are thinking about health and healthcare.”

In fact, Pizzo was not in class this week because he was in Washington participating in a briefing titled “The Hidden Impact of Health Reform: What Reform Means for Academic Health Centers and the Communities They Serve.” The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), a national nonprofit association, sponsored the briefing. Pizzo was elected chair of the AAHC’s board of directors Sept. 25.

Elaine Ray