April 02, 2019

Medical School offers “Mini Med School” series on oncology

Registration now open for 18th year of popular public program; series begins April 18

Mini Med School 2019

You won’t end up earning a medical degree or getting a license to treat patients. But if you sign up for the University of Michigan Medical School’s new session of its popular Mini Med School, you will learn a lot about the heart and circulatory system — from some of the top doctors in the field.

Registration is now open for the 18th annual session of the popular public education series, which features six weekly two-hour lectures by prominent U-M physicians.

This year’s series, titled “Achievements in Oncology,” begins Thursday, April 18.

Attendees must register in advance; space is limited. Tuition, which includes reading material and refreshments at each session, is $80 for those under age 65 and $60 for those over 65. Tuition for University faculty, staff and students is $60.

A full list of speakers and a registration form are available at http://umhealth.me/minmed. For more information, email cglaser@umich.edu.

Each Thursday evening starting at 7 p.m., students will hear from a different pair of speakers in the Kahn Auditorium of the Biomedical Science Research Building, at the corner of Ann St. and Zina Pitcher Place in Ann Arbor.

This year’s speakers include specialists in ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, cancer genetics, and cancer immunology. All practice at U-M’s Rogel Cancer Center.

The Mini Med School series launched at U-M in 2001, as a public education series. Each year, the series focuses on a different topic, ranging from mental health to infectious diseases. No educational credit is offered, but many local residents have enrolled for multiple years.

Mini Med School is one of many public education offerings from the U-M. To find more, including free online options, visit https://open.umich.edu/education.