About UI Health Care Community Education Programs

UI Health Care Community Education programs are available for both adults and school-aged student in the form of Community Seminars, Mini Medical School programs and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs. These community education programs, managed by UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, Collegiate and Community Relations are held year round at various locations. While some may be held in Iowa City at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics or the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, others may be held in the Iowa City community or in surrounding areas.

Mini Medical School courses provide an insight into the world of medicine featuring world-class researchers and clinicians from the University of Iowa. These courses offer learners that are generally 16 and older the unique opportunity to learn about medical education, biomedical discoveries and cutting-edge research in an understandable and engaging way. You do not need a science or medical background to participate in Mini Medical School, just a desire to learn about scientific discoveries.

Community 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.

Both Mini Medical School and Community Seminars are often set up in a lecture format that allows for question and answer time from the participants.

UI Health Care STEM Education programs are designed for students in grades K-12 with the intent to inspire appreciation and excitement for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as the foundation for understanding our own health and uncovering the next generation of health care professionals. STEM Education programs take place both on campus, in the community and across the state. Utilizing current faculty, staff and students to lead our programs, UI Health Care STEM Education programs provide hands-on experiences that help students connect the dots of classroom learning with real-world application.

Who to Contact?

To learn how you can form a partnership with UI Health Care Community Education and/or STEM Education, please contact our staff.

Jackie Williams

Jackie Kleppe Williams, MOL
Director, Collegiate and Community Relations
UI Health Care Marketing and Communications
Advisory Board Member, Governor's STEM Advisory Board Council, Southeast Iowa Region
4141 Westlawn
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 384-3025

Emily Strattan

Emily Strattan
Coordinator, STEM Education 
UI Health Care Marketing and Communications, Collegiate and Community Relations
4144 Westlawn
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 335-6839