Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Education that Changes the Practice of Medicine
At the University of Minnesota, we want students with a curious mind—a drive to know more—who are ready to practice medicine and devote their lives to service, care, research, and leadership. For four years, MD students are trained extensively in anatomy and physiology. Our students learn professionalism and leadership skills, interact with patients, and directly deliver care even before they graduate.
ACTIVE LEARNING MODEL
Our MD program is flexible and designed to accommodate your unique interests and goals. Whether you know your calling already or need more time to decide which kind of doctor you'll be, we have a supportive faculty and a variety of real-world experience options to help make you a competitive residency candidate—and get you to where you need to be.
Our students are encouraged to explore research opportunities and remain curious—never practicing medicine by rote—but staying active and engaged with the care they provide each day.
Our faculty support medical students, residents, and beyond. The same commitment applies to our clinical faculty. Our Office of Continuing Professional Development provides outstanding, hands-on learning experiences for practicing physicians throughout Minnesota.
FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE