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Mini Medical School: A glimpse into medicine and science

Mini-Medical School

Mini Medical School 3-week Series

Every spring, the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine hosts a multiple week Mini-Medical School, consisting of three three-hour Tuesday evening sessions covering a wide spectrum of the latest breakthroughs in medicine and science. Hosted at the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City—UI researchers share cutting-edge research and biomedical discoveries happening at IOWA and how these advances are changing the course of medicine and changing patient care.

In addition to learning from our world-renowned faculty in the classroom, students– ranging in age from high school students to retirees – with a shared interest in research, medicine and health, embark on a journey examining the scientific foundations of health and disease. Students also have the opportunity to take part in hands-on, experiential activities, or mini-lectures before most classes. Designed to give a glimpse into ways that today’s medical students are learning, activities include exploring the facilities, engaging with current medical students, seeing the latest medical devices, learning about clinical trials, and up-close looks at specimens.

Enrolling in Mini Medical School will give you the opportunity to:

  • Learn from the University of Iowa’s world-class experts
  • Participate in hands-on learning activities
  • Hear about leading-edge research and new medical therapies
  • Engage in discussion with others with a shared interest in the health sciences

Even better, there is no prerequisite, no entrance exam and no major financial commitment! A $20 per person tuition covers all three weeks of lectures, course materials, food and parking. 

In order to proactively protect the health and safety of our patients, faculty, staff, learners, and volunteers, University of Iowa Health Care is significantly limiting all face-to-face meetings and events until further notice. This includes canceling our three-week Mini Medical School Series. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but the safety of our community is our top priority at this time. Thank you for understanding.

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