Expand Your Medical Knowledge This February without Taking the MCAT

Des Moines University’s annual Mini Medical School series has returned for 2023 with four nights of fascinating topics relating to health and wellness:

  • Get the scoop on stress and how to manage it.
  • Do you think human trafficking occurs only in third world countries? Think again.
  • How can occupational therapy help someone whose ability to drive has declined due to illness or injury?
  • Gain the motivation to move and stay healthy as you age.

This FREE four-session, Tuesday evening series explores interesting, relevant topics in an accessible style appropriate for all audiences, ages middle school and up. Classes run weekly from Feb. 7 to Feb. 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in the Olsen Center on DMU’s campus, 3200 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA. Sessions will be streamed online as well; they can be viewed either during class time or any time beginning the Friday after they air at dmu.edu/minimed

Full schedule:

Feb. 7: Stress 101 – what’s really going on and what you can do about it!
Matt Hiveley, Ph.D., LMHC, staff counselor, Des Moines University

Feb. 14: Human trafficking in Iowa
Jacqueline White, BSW, human trafficking instructor, Iowa Law Enforcement Academy

Feb. 21: Taking a seat behind the wheel – occupational therapy’s role in driver rehabilitation
Kelsee Hove, O.T.D., OTR/L, CBIS, DRP, director of clinical education and assistant professor, Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program, Des Moines University

Feb. 28: Active adult exercise – its importance for your health and a class demonstration
Kari Smith, P.T., D.P.T., WCS, BCB-PMD, associate professor,  Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Des Moines University

While attending Mini Medical School is free, registration is required for both in-person and online attendees. Please register at dmu.edu/minimed.

Got questions? Contact DMU’s community relations manager, Hanna.deGeest@dmu.edu.

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