2014-15 Mini Medical School Upcoming Programs

Mini Medical School is for everyone—you don't need a science or medical background to participate. So whether you're a student, teacher, caregiver, retiree, or simply someone with an interest in research and medicine, Mini Medical School is for you!

Program planning is in progress. Check back to see if we'll be in a community near you or contact usto consider a partnership to host a program in your area.

 

January 26, 2015 - Mini Medical School- Arizona

Saving Your Skin - Advances in Melanoma Research and Treatment

Monday, January 26, 2015 - Arizona

 

Time:  3 -4 p.m. Social Hour with the Dean

          4-5:30 p.m. Educational Program

         

Where: Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center

           7700 East McCormick Parkway           

           Scottsdale, AZ

Nothing says "Arizona" like sunshine. With nearly 300 radiant days each year, the sun is as common to the Grand Canyon State as wind chills are to the snowy Midwest. But the ultraviolet rays from the sun can lead to melanoma - the most dangerous and aggressive form of skin cancer and the leading cuase of death from skin disease. There is an immediate need for new ways to combat melanoma's resistance to typical cancer treatments, and researchers at the UI are on their way to finding answers.

      Join UI Carver College of Medicine faculty, along with Dean Debra Schwinn, MD, for a special Mini Medical School program on melanoma - what it is, who's at risk, and why. You'll also learn about new ways to prevent and treat melanoma, as well as promising new research breakthroughs.

Tuition: Free of charge

Regiser nowor call 877-MED-IOWA

 

February 24, 2015 - Mini Medical School- Des Moines

Cancer

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

 

Time:  5 -6 p.m. Reception

          4-5:30 p.m. Educational Program

         

Where: State Historical Society

           600 E. Locust     

           Des Moines, IA

Tuition: Free of charge

To Pre-Register: Send us an emailwith your name and phone number and the program in which you'd like to pre-register.

March 9, 2015 - Mini Medical School- Sioux City

Discoveries in Modern Medicine - Hypertension and Pre-Eclampsia

Monday, March 9, 2015 - Sioux City (6:30 - 8 p.m.)

 

Time:  5:30-6:30 p.m. Doors open for check-in and light meal

          6:30-8 p.m. - Educational Program

Where: Specific site to be determined

            Sioux City, IA

Tuition: Free of charge

To Pre-Register: Send us an emailwith your name and phone number and the program in which you'd like to pre-register.

March 10, 2015 - Mini Medical School -Spencer

Discoveries in Modern Medicine: Hypertension and Pre-Eclampsia

TUESday, March 10, 2015 - Spencer (6:30 - 8 p.m.)

 

Time:  5:30-6:30 p.m. Doors open for check-in and light meal

          6:30-8 p.m. - Educational Program

Where: Specific site to be determined

            Spencer, IA

Tuition: Free of charge

To Pre-Register: Send us an emailwith your name and phone number and the program in which you'd like to pre-register.

April 2015 3-week series - Mini Medical School- Iowa City

Topic to be determined

Planning is in progress for the 2015 Mini Medical school series

Tuesdays, april 7, 14, & 21, 2015 - Iowa City (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.)

 

Time:  5:15-6:30 p.m. Doors open for check-in and light meal

          6:30-8:30 p.m. - Educational Program

Where: UI Carver College of Medicine
          Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF)
           375 Newton Road
           Iowa City, IA 52242

Tuition: $20/person (covers all 3 weeks)

To Pre-Register: Send us an emailwith your name and phone number and the program in which you'd like to pre-register.

 

Iowa City: Important information to know before you go

Parking

Parking is available across the street in the Newton Road Parking Ramp. Upon entering the ramp, you will receive a time-stamped ticket. We will provide you a parking voucher when you check-in that you will present with your time-stamped ticket to the cashier when exiting the ramp. 

Do not park in the meters across the street from the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) as those meters do not allow you to park for several hours and you will be ticketed. We can't reimburse you or pay for any tickets that you may receive while parking at the meters.

A map to the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) and Newton Road Parking Ramp can be found here. Click here for printable directions.


Other Info

Additional UI Health Care community education programs will be held in the Iowa City and surrounding areas. Community seminars present the latest and best information on health topics that matter to you and your family.

View Upcoming Community Seminars and STEM Education Programs

 

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires and accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the UI Health Care Marketing and Communications Division of External Relations in advance at 877-MED-IOWA.