In-person and virtual mini medical school

Tuesdays, February 7-28, 2023

Expand your medical knowledge without taking the MCAT!

4 nights x 4 topics

This four-session, Tuesday evening series explores interesting, relevant topics in an accessible style appropriate for all audiences, aged middle school and up. Classes run weekly beginning at 5:30 p.m. from February 7-28 and are hosted on DMU’s campus in the Olsen Center (3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312), as well streamed online this year. They can be viewed right here during class time, or the Friday after they air! Registration is required whether you plan to attend in person, or stream them online.


  1. 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
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  2. Feb. 14: Human trafficking in Iowa
    Jacqueline White, BSW, Human Trafficking Instructor, Iowa Law Enforcement Academy
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  3. Feb. 21: Taking a seat behind the wheel: Occupational therapy’s role in driver rehabilitation
    Kelsee Hove, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS, DRP, Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor, Des Moines University’s Occupational Therapy Department
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  4. Feb. 28 - Active Adult Exercise: Importance & Class Demonstration
    Kari Smith, P.T., D.P.T., WCS, BCB-PMD, Associate Professor, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, Des Moines University
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