Rachel Heuer


Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development with a minor in Public Health

Why I chose the University of Minnesota Medical School

The mission of the Duluth campus aligned with my interests in serving rural Minnesota as a primary care physician. The preceptorship experiences at Duluth are tailored and designed to expose us to the lifestyle and career of a rural primary care physician. The small class and faculty size of the Duluth campus was appealing to me as I compared various medical schools--the students and faculty are so helpful and are just a few steps away if I have any concerns!

Research experience

I worked as an undergraduate research assistant for 3.5 years. I performed research on glioblastoma multiforme in mouse models and in tissue culture.

Medical interests

Family medicine, Internal medicine

Community Involvement

PIH Engage, HOPE clinic, Neighborhood Youth Services, MS1 CUMED representative, Medical School tutoring staff

Undergraduate institution:

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Home region:

Lester Prairie, Minnesota


Working out, volleyball, skiing, piano, traveling
Rachel Heuer