MORE THAN A CENTURY OF LEARNING AND DISCOVERY
Founded in 1888, the University of Minnesota Medical School educates students and graduate physicians, provides patient care, and performs biomedical and clinical research.
We offer medical, graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as continuing professional development. Our Medical School is one of the largest in the country, with two campuses based in the Twin Cities and Duluth, Minnesota. The Twin Cities campus is an interdisciplinary research center. Our Duluth campus educates 130 first and second-year medical students committed to practicing in rural or American Indian communities.
Here's what we accomplished in 2021.
One School. Two Campuses.
The Mission of the University of Minnesota Medical School is to be a leader in enhancing the health of people through the education of skilled, compassionate and socially responsible physicians. With two campuses serving diverse populations in rural and urban Minnesota, the Medical School is dedicated to preeminent primary care medicine, exemplary specialty care and innovative research.
In addition to the overall Mission, the Duluth campus has a unique focus on rural and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) health and family medicine with a mission to be a national leader in improving healthcare access and outcomes in rural Minnesota and AI/AN communities. This is done by educating medical students dedicated to serving rural Minnesota and AI/AN communities, fostering excellence in research, emphasizing the training of physicians in family medicine, creating strong partnerships locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and working in diverse, innovative, interdisciplinary, and inter-professional teams.
29 DEGREE PROGRAMS
238 STUDENTS ADMITTED ANNUALLY
Our students are accomplished, graduating with an excellent education, high national board scores, and prestigious post-graduate training opportunities. They excel through innovative research, state-of-the-art training and applied learning at our affiliated hospitals and clinics across the state.
Our Medical School has a network of more than 17,000 accomplished alumni who play an important role in improving the medical profession, changing public policy and advancing health care.
Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD is the Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a Distinguished McKnight Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Blood and Marrow Transplantation. He is also the Vice President for Clinical Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Board Chair for University of Minnesota Physicians and co-leader of M Health Fairview.
#28 NIH RANKING
$277M SPONSORED RESEARCH
#42 U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT RANKING
When Minnesotans have health problems, we look for answers. The University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to providing world-class health care through our clinical partners, improving the practice of medicine through research and discovery, and training the next generation of outstanding physicians. "Where Discovery Creates Hope" is a branded campaign that uses first-person stories to show how we do these things for Minnesotans and to offer hope, one patient at a time, with the advances made by academic medicine.
Our medical school is revered as a national research powerhouse, with more than 10 research centers and institutes. We have long been recognized for its pioneering and are a worldwide leader in family medicine, regenerative medicine, transplantation, global medicine, and basic science research.