In-person and virtual mini medical school

Tuesdays in February Annually

Expand your medical knowledge without taking the MCAT!

Four Nights x Four 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 at 5:30 p.m. for four Tuesdays every February and are hosted in Des Moines University’s Olsen Center at 3200 Grand Ave. in Des Moines, Iowa. Classes also are streamed online.

Registration is required whether you plan to attend in person or participate online.

This Year’s Schedule

February 6, 13, 20 and 27

Check back soon for more details about our 2024 Mini Medical School sessions.

Past Mini Medical School Content

  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. 13: 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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