Frequently Asked Questions

Hands on tissue demonstrationAre refreshments served at Mini Medical School?

We offer a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, and packaged snacks that do not require refrigeration. They are as nutritious as possible and suit a wide range of preferences. You are also welcome to bring your own dinner or snacks. Eating is allowed in the Mini Medical School classroom.

What are my options for parking on campus?

Visit the Parking and Directions section of this site for more information on parking. Parking rates at the University of Minnesota are set by Parking and Transportation Services.

I'd like to review the presentations before each class. Is this possible?

Provided we have the "OK" from our faculty, PowerPoint presentations are uploaded to the Mini Medical School website as soon as we receive them. Depending upon our presenters work schedules, this is sometimes just hours before class begins.

I used to be able to purchase copies of each PowerPoint presentation. Why can’t I do that anymore?

In an effort to be environmentally friendly, printed classroom materials will no longer be available for purchase. For students who prefer to have notes available during class, presentations can be downloaded from the Mini Medical School website (when available).

Why are the presentations available for download sometimes different than the presentations the speakers use?

Presenters sometimes make last-minute additions and adjustments to their presentations after they have been posted on the Mini Medical School website.

Why is video- or audio-taping of class sessions prohibited?

Since Mini Medical School presentations are the intellectual property of our faculty members, audio- or video-taping Mini Medical School sessions constitutes an infringement of copyright laws. Our experts are happy to present their knowledge and research within the context of the Mini Medical School classroom setting.

How does the experiential activity portion of class work?

Prior to class from 5-6 p.m., we frequently offer students the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities that allow them to see organs, medical devices or research projects.

Are continuing education units (CEU) or academic credits available to Mini Medical School students?

Formal credit is not available through Mini Medical School. However, you can submit information to your CEU granting agency and request credit on your own.