Why I chose the University of Minnesota Medical School

Hello! I am an out-of-state student, originally from the Chicago area, and I came to medical school straight from undergrad at the University of Notre Dame. Medical school is amazing and I have loved getting to know and learn from my classmates. When I'm not studying SMP and anatomy, I enjoy biking and running around the city, walking by the river, and trying all the delicious food and ice cream that Minneapolis has to offer. I chose Minnesota for the people. During my interview day I was blown away by how true the "Minnesota Nice" stereotype is and I knew I would have to come here if I was lucky enough to be accepted. Moving to Minnesota/being an out-of-state student

Year of Study


Medical interests

Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Interprofessional Work and Health Policy

Community Involvement

Latino Medical Student Association, Family Medicine Interest Group, IHeal, SNMA, Medical Reserve Corps, Phillips Neighborhood Clinic (Interpreter Coordinator), iStop, Confidential Peer Assistance Program, Peer Tutor, Peer Mentor

Undergraduate institution:

University of Notre Dame

Home region:

Grayslake, IL
Abby Rice