Admissions

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WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION

The University of Minnesota Medical School is a world-class leader in medical education, research, and patient care. Our students receive a dynamic education with hands-on experience.

Our MD students are well-rounded individuals. Creative. Confident. Compassionate. Intellectually curious. Motivated. Self-aware. Committed to excellent patient care and highly professional.

  • 510 AVERAGE MCAT
  • 17% FIRST GENERATION STUDENTS
  • 3.8 AVERAGE GPA
  • 238 STUDENTS ADMITTED ANNUALLY

Admissions COVID-19 Update

We recognize COVID-19 has had a significant impact on applicants to medical school and will continue to do so.  We have provided some information below on common issues. We are monitoring this situation closely and will update information as needed.  Please feel free to contact us directly for any additional information you might need.  

Twin Cities MD Program: meded@umn.edu
Duluth MD Program: dmeded@d.umn.edu
MSTP Program: mdphd@umn.edu

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Interview Program

The University of Minnesota Medical School will host virtual interviews only for Cycle 2021. This applies to candidates submitting an application to the Twin Cities and Duluth MD programs and the MD/PhD program. More information will be provided to candidates at a later date by each individual program.

 

Prerequisites

The University of Minnesota Medical School will accept S/N (commonly referred to as Pass/Fail) grades for courses taken in the Spring and Summer of 2020. We conduct a holistic review of all applications and the academic profile is reviewed in terms of courses taken, grade trends, and final outcomes. We also look at the academic profile in relation to the MCAT total and sub-scores.

 

Letters of Recommendation

We will continue to take both committee and individual letters. The Admissions Committee does not place greater weight on one over the other.

 

MCAT

The Twin Cities and Duluth MD programs and the MD/PhD program at the University of Minnesota Medical School will accept applications from candidates facing challenges securing an MCAT test date due to COVID-19. For these candidates we will make decisions regarding a supplemental application based on other information presented in your AMCAS file. If needed we will also make interview decisions based on all other information in your application file. Final admissions decisions will require an MCAT test score that meets the minimum requirement set forth by each program. The last test date we will accept is September 28, 2020.

 

Application Deadlines

We will extend our Primary and Supplemental Application Deadlines to Nov. 15 and Dec. 15 respectively to accommodate other delays applicants are facing in the 2021 application cycle.

 

Experiences

We recognize that for many applicants Spring and Summer 2020 experiences (i.e. research, volunteering, clinical exposure, other) have been or will be cancelled, shortened, or adjusted.  The Admissions Committees will take the impact of COVID-19 into consideration and remain flexible when reviewing this and other aspects of the applicant file. 

TWIN CITIES - MD APPLICATION

  • Dedicated faculty mentor
  • 24 hospitals and 30+ clinical training sites
  • Conduct research with faculty
  • Urban campus with a small community feel

DULUTH - MD APPLICATION

  • Primary care in rural Minnesota communities
  • Native American health
  • Family medicine
  • Mission-based research

MD/PhD APPLICATION

  • Dual degree
  • Scientific training in our graduate programs
  • Gain experience in biomedical research
  • Choose from 100+ faculty for thesis mentor

FIND YOUR PATH

MSTP Student

Our two campuses offer distinct missions and opportunities to get the most from your medical education. You can pursue an MD at both the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses or an MD/PhD through the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Twin Cities campus.

Combined Degree Programs

CONNECT WITH CURRENT STUDENTS

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Take a peek into your future as a medical student at the University of Minnesota, in and out of the classroom. Find out why Minnesota is a great place to learn and live firsthand from our current students.

Student Profiles

HANDS-ON LEARNING

simulation experience

Want to know what it's really like? Simulation experiences provide immersive training. Our simulation facilities and resources create realistic environments and situations where learners can become intellectually, physically, and emotionally engaged in providing health care.

Simulation Experience
CONTACT ADMISSIONS

Twin Cities Admissions
Phone: 612-625-7977 
Fax: 612-625-8228
Email: meded@umn.edu

420 Delaware St. SE
Mayo Memorial Building, Rm. B639
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Duluth Admissions
Phone: 218-726-8511 
Fax: 218-726-7057
Email: dmeded@d.umn.edu

1035 University Drive, 180 Med
Duluth, MN 55812