The Intro to Rural Family Medicine and Native American Health (IRFMNAH) course is a collaborative academic experience where students get real-life training that introduces both rural medicine and Native American health. 

This training program is a joint effort between the U of M Medical School and the School of Public Health with the aim of preparing their research trainees to address cancer-related health disparities among communities impacted by inequities.

Health Students for a Healthy Climate, an interdisciplinary student group aimed at helping health professionals learn about the impacts of climate change on health, and other advocates are driving a renewed emphasis on planetary health education at the Medical School.

Through a partnership with the new M Simulation Center, Dr. Claudio Violato and his team are using artificial intelligence to score student performance on both written and in-person components of clinical skills assessment — improving accuracy, reducing bias and providing real-time feedback.

Distinguished University Teaching Professor, Jim Boulger, PhD, stops by the Duluth Campus for a guest lecture on our campus’s mission-based history and efforts to improve healthcare in rural and Native American communities.

Sheila Specker, MD, in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and a 1983 Medical School graduate, has dedicated her career to supporting individuals with addictive disorders and educating the next generation of addiction medicine physicians and psychiatrists as director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship.

The new Center for Learning Health System Sciences, a partnership between the University of Minnesota Medical School and the School of Public Health, aims to address critical issues in healthcare by rapidly implementing evidence-based care improvements and innovations into patient care.

Koushik Paul, an incoming class of 2025 Medical School student, hopes to utilize and continue community-based participatory research to improve health outcomes in underserved communities.

Madison Esposito, an incoming medical student and member of the Tyme Maidu Nation, hopes to merge a long line of traditional medicine keepers with western medical practice and serve as her community’s first doctor.

Rafat Solaiman, an incoming medical student, is integrating his knack for serving others into community service and education.