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Take heart: U-M Medical School offers Mini Med School series on cardiovascular disease

Registration now open for 15th year of popular public program

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — 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 15th 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 “Cardiovascular Disease – Current Practice and New Developments”, begins Thursday, March 5.

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.

A full list of speakers and a registration form are available at For more information, email

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

This year’s speakers include specialists in heart failure, heart rhythm disorders, coronary artery disease, aortic disease, cardiac surgery and stroke. All practice at U-M’s Frankel Cardiovascular Center, which offers some of the nation’s most advanced heart and vascular care.

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, visit

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