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Current medical student Michael Hagstrom shares his journey to U of M Medical School

Current medical student Elizabeth Babkin shares her journey to U of M Medical School

Ronald Reilkoff, MD, in the Department of Medicine, has overseen the development and implementation of a virtual curriculum that mimics the experience a fourth-year medical student would have in the ICU during an in-person clerkship.

A team at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Georgia Institute of Technology has invented the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) closed-loop CPR system. Early studies show the system performs better than both a licensed physician and the LUCAS machine during cardiac arrest.

Laura Sloan, MD, a fourth-year resident in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has received the highest award granted to a resident in the country in forensic psychiatry, and it’s the first time a resident from Minnesota has earned it.

Courtney Cotsonas credits a long family history in medicine, dating back to her great-great-great grandfather, for a “natural magnetism” toward the field of study. Now, as a first-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus, she looks forward to exploring her Native American ancestry and using what she learns to serve tribal and other underserved populations.

After immigrating to the U.S. as a child, Milki Gemeda has made the most of her family’s “luck,” who won a diversity visa lottery to leave Ethiopia and become American citizens. Now, she’s a first-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School who hopes to become a doctor that is focused on medicine, service and humanitarianism.

Brett Norling frequented the doctor’s office as a child, sparking an early interest in medicine. It took a broken thumb to solidify his decision, and now several years later, he’ll start that career as a first-year medical student at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

The U of M Medical School, Duluth Campus Family Medicine Student Interest Group (FMIG) was recently recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians with a 2020 Program of Excellence Award for exemplary efforts to grow and support interest in family medicine.

Michele L. Statz, PhD, assistant professor and anthropologist of law, collaborates with third-year medical student, Kaylie Evers to examine rural women's interpretations of rural distance as a multifaceted dimension of accessing healthcare.

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