What are community health seminars?

Community health seminars present the latest and best information on health topics that matter to you and your family. They are for anyone interested in staying healthy, preventing illness, or living and thriving with conditions that affect them or a family member. You'll get reliable, easy-to-understand information, as well as practical advice based on the latest advances in medicine. Our presenters are experts in their fields, many of them involved in scientific research in addition to compassionate patient care.

Community health seminars at-a-glance

Duration: One 1-2 hour program
Prerequisite: None
Cost: Community health seminars are offered at no cost.
Physician profile: World-renowned University of Iowa physician experts

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Mini Medical School: A glimpse into medicine and science

Every spring, the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine hosts a multiple week Mini-Medical School, consisting of three three-hour Tuesday evening sessions covering a wide spectrum of the latest breakthroughs in medicine and science.

Events are held at the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF) on the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City. UI researchers share cutting-edge research and biomedical discoveries happening at IOWA and how these advances are changing the course of medicine and changing patient care.

In addition to learning from our world-renowned faculty in the classroom, students—ranging in age from high school students to retirees—with a shared interest in research, medicine, and health, embark on a journey examining the scientific foundations of health and disease. Students also have the opportunity to take part in hands-on, experiential activities, or mini-lectures before most classes. Designed to give a glimpse into ways that today’s medical students are learning, activities include exploring the facilities, engaging with current medical students, seeing the latest medical devices, learning about clinical trials, and up-close looks at specimens.

Enrolling in Mini Medical School will give you the opportunity to:

  • Learn from the University of Iowa’s world-class experts
  • Participate in hands-on learning activities
  • Hear about leading-edge research and new medical therapies
  • Engage in discussion with others with a shared interest in the health sciences

Even better, there is no prerequisite, no entrance exam, and no major financial commitment! A $20 per person tuition covers all three weeks of lectures, course materials, food, and parking.