Lauren Nichols



Why I chose the University of Minnesota Medical School

After visiting and interviewing at other schools, I realized that the University of MN had the welcoming community that I was looking for, especially among the student body. My classmates are extremely supportive and make my experience so much more enjoyable. I love Minnesota as a state, seeing as I have been here my entire life, and eventually I would love to give back to a community that has already shaped so much of who I am. The University also provides a variety of research and mentoring opportunities and I have found that many physicians are very open to working with medical students. Also because the medical school is the only one in the metro area, there is a good opportunity for variety of clinical experiences.

Year of Study


Research experience

Throughout the summer of 2017, I worked on a Quality Improvement project with the Capacity/Flow department where I constructed a surge plan for the University of MN Medical Center.
Medical Interests: 
Still broad interests- Internal medicine, general surgery, pediatrics, emergency medicine, OBGYN, nephrology...

Community Involvement

I am currently on the medical student council and am the Co-Executive for the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs (CHIP). I am the education lead for Women in Medicine (WIM) and the social chair for Student National Medical Association (SNMA). I am also currently volunteering at the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.

Undergraduate institution:

St. Olaf College

Home region:

Crystal, MN


Reading, Cooking/Eating/Trying new food & restaurants, Rollerblading, Basketball, Movies, Music
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