Expand your medical knowledge – without taking the MCAT

Experience the Des Moines University campus and expand your medical knowledge – without taking the MCAT. Attend Mini Medical School, a program that offers the public non-credit education on popular topics in health and medicine.

The five-week Mini Med School lecture series runs Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. from February 4 – March 3, 2020. The talks are conducted by local experts and geared toward a non-medical audience. Mini Med School is perfect for lifelong learners or students interested in pursuing careers in health care. 


Tuesday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m. 

February 4 – “Playing It Safe: Avoiding Home and Recreational Injuries”
Presenter: Jodi Cahalan, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S., PA-C, DFAAPA
February 11 – “Keeping Your Best Foot Forward: Common Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries”
Presenter: Sean Grambart, D.P.M., FACFAS
February 18 – “Ask a Question, Save a Life: Suicide Prevention Training (QPR)”
Presenter: Ciara Lewis, M.A., Psy.D.
February 25 – “Sexually Transmitting Infections – What’s happening in Iowa?”
Presenter: George Walton, M.P.H.
March 3 – “Vaccines and Your Immune System: Fighting Disease since 1796”
Presenter: Jonathan Crosbie, D.O.

The registration fee of $25 covers all five sessions; the fee is $10 for students and educators. Attendees 14 and under must be accompanied by a paid adult. All sessions are held in the Des Moines University Student Education Center (SEC) Auditorium at 3300 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312. Click here for a campus map and directions.

Register today! dmu.edu/minimed

Questions? Contact Hanna de Geest, community and public affairs manager, at Hanna.deGeest@dmu.edu.

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