U-M Medical School offers Mini Med School series on oncology

April 5, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

You won’t end up earning a medical degree or getting a license to treat patients. But if you sign up for the U-M 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.

Each Thursday evening starting at 7 p.m., attendees 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. They all practice at U-M’s Rogel Cancer Center.

A full list of speakers and a registration form are available on this website. For more information, email cglaser@umich.edu.

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 U-M. To find more, including free online options, click here.