James McCluskey



Why I chose the University of Minnesota Medical School

The top three reasons I chose the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus (in no particular order) are: The geography of the Duluth Area is absolutely beautiful and there is always something to do. The University of Minnesota has a strong academic reputation and this is reflected in the systems-based curriculum, it also provides early clinical exposure that is unique among other medical schools. Finally, the small class size creates a tight-knit community not only between students but also professors.

Research experience

During undergrad, I worked in an organic chemistry lab for one semester and a biochemistry lab for two semesters. Now in medical school, I am working under one of the professors in a virology lab.
Medical Interests: 
Med-Peds, Family Medicine, Public Health, Internal Medicine

Community Involvement

During undergrad, I volunteered for several youth groups and tutored at various places before taking my gap-year as an AmeriCorps member. As a medical student, my consistent involvement outside the classroom is still mostly academic, such as assisting to lead the Internal Medicine Interest Group.

Undergraduate institution:

The College of St. Scholastica

Home region:

Deer River, MN


Writing and performing music. Athletic activities of any sort.
James McCluskey