Education

The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery boasts well-known faculty physicians in cleft palate and craniofacial surgery and care. As they study surgical outcomes, Brianne Roby, MD, and Robert Tibesar, MD, lean on the support of medical students and trainees to advance their academic research.

Mary Ann McNeil, MA, NRP, in the Department of Emergency Medicine received a COVID-19 Education Innovation Grant to support the purchase of virtual simulation training in emergency medicine for third- and fourth-year medical students.

Alicia Harrison, MD, and Mark Tompkins, MD, in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery received a COVID-19 Medical Innovation Grant to expand on well-established simulation models for residents to train on during social distancing due to the pandemic.

The Department of Pediatrics will graduate its first class of residents from the International Immigrant Medical Graduate Track (IIMG), which offers an additional residency spot to internationally-trained medical graduates who have immigrated to Minnesota.

Drs. Alexandra Zachwieja, Kendra Nordgren, and Cathy McCarty on the Medical School’s Duluth campus are leading the way to develop a virtual course addressing the social determinants of health during COVID-19. 

Join the Office of Admissions for a webinar and Q & A session regarding the application, evaluation and interview process for the Twin Cities and Duluth MD Programs.

Holly Belgum, MD
When third-year pediatric resident Holly Belgum, MD, went to college, she wasn’t entirely sure what career she wanted to pursue. 

Greg Beilman, MD
In 1994, Greg Beilman, MD, came to the University of Minnesota Medical School for a critical care fellowship and has been here ever since.

Stephen Richardson, MD
Despite traveling the country to interview at different programs, cardiac anesthesiology fellow Stephen Richardson, MD, knew he wanted to pursue his medical training in Minnesota. 

Melissa Brunsvold, MD, and other faculty use the life-saving ECMO device to rescue COVID-19 patients with extreme respiratory failure.

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