Mini-medical school is now open at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest.

The goal is to provide a forum for those interested in learning more about medicine but without the years of study.

Sessions are being held each Tuesday during April and each session focuses on a new topic.

"They are offered so that we can help further educate the community about different advances we're making here within the hospital and to also help promote a healthy lifestyle," said Melissa Fitzgerald, LVHN public affairs specialist.

Tuesday the first session focused on treating heart disease.