Breeanna Lorenzen


Peace and Conflict Studies, Integrative Biology

Why I chose the University of Minnesota Medical School

The students here are friendly, supportive, and diverse. The faculty is responsive to student concerns and cares about the students. Additionally, I chose U of M because of the global health opportunities both locally and abroad. Minnesota is a great place to practice medicine and the medical school has access to many hospitals and health systems. There are many opportunities here to discover and explore what you love in medicine!

Year of Study

Medical Interests: 
Health equity and working with underserved communities, working with complex patient populations, global health/working in resource-limited settings, emergency medicine

Community Involvement

Phillips Neighborhood Clinic (Clinic Coordinator), Global Health Impact Group (President) and Global Health Student Advisory Board (Board Member), Sexual Violence Center (Advocate),TRANSform Hormone Clinic (Co-founder- this will be a student-run free clinic starting in 2018), Nu Sigma Nu Medical Fraternity (Treasurer)

Global Health Experience

Before starting medical school I worked in Liberia from 2013-2016 for Last Mile Health (LMH) in a variety of roles. LMH focuses on strengthening community health systems with national and local governments. I was also a Global Health Corps Fellow in the Kangwali refugee settlement in Uganda from 2012-2013.

Undergraduate institution:

University of California, Berkeley



Home region:

San Diego, California


Traveling and backpacking, global health, book clubs, water polo
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