Education

Taj Mustapha, MD, assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, is studying how unfairness manifests during medical training, where it is prevalent and who is most affected. The research will build a tool to better measure how fairness impacts learners from typically underrepresented backgrounds.

Join us for a virtual panel discussion about the origin and significance of being a land grant University, hosted by the Center of American Indian and Minority Health.

Alesandra Mendoza, a fourth-year medical student, received the Mary Tate Scholarship, which recognizes the efforts of students underrepresented in medicine with a demonstrated interest in working with underserved populations.

Join us for a panel discussion about the origin and significance of being a Land Grant University, hosted by the Center of American Indian and Minority Health.

From humble beginnings, the Department of Neuroscience now has 37 faculty and over 50 graduate students fully dedicated to advancing the discipline. The department maintains five areas of expertise: addiction neuroscience, pain, neurodegenerative diseases, cognitive and psychiatric disorders and neuron-glia interactions, among many other important topics.

Celebrate the power of rural during National Rural Health Week and join us for this virtual event focusing on rural successes and tips in a year of COVID-19.

Dr. Birkey became one of the very first preceptors of the Rural Physician Associate Program in 1971, where he mentored and trained 24 medical students for 29 years. In 2019, he donated $50,000 to create a new scholarship that supports RPAP medical students on their journeys toward becoming rural family medicine physicians.

PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, remains largely undiagnosed. Sarah Hutto, MD, in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, dedicates her instruction time with medical students and residents on how to identify early warning signs of PCOS and properly evaluate and diagnose the condition before it worsens.

The Family Medicine Student Interest Group, at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus was recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians as the 2020 Program of Excellence for exemplary efforts to grow and support interest in family medicine practice.

Faculty members, Emily Onello, MD, and James Boulger, PhD, publish a special report, examining the adaptation of an experiential rural family medicine curriculum to virtual learning in response to COVID-19 limitations. 

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