The University of Minnesota, Medical School Office of Graduate Research, Education, and Training Diversity Conference is an invitation only meeting that brings together faculty and undergraduate researchers from multiple minority-serving universities to share their science and build relationships to advance the goal of increasing diversity at all levels of biomedical science education and in the national scientific workforce.
Virtual Research Conference September 30 & October 1, 2021
Interested in pursuing a MS, PhD, or MD/PhD degree?
Learn about our biomedical graduate (MS & PhD) programs and medical scientist training program (MD/PhD) program to identify areas of interest. If you are currently enrolled at a partner minority serving institution, register to present your research at the Diversity Conference in Biomedical Sciences poster symposium.
Contact BGREAT@umn.edu for additional information.
- Pre Conference Workshop - 8/24 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. CT: Two, 1 hour long workshops focused on Personal Statement & Interviewing
Conference Tentative Agenda
Times shown are in Central Time.
Thursday, September 30th
3:00 pm CT Welcome & Program Overview
3:20 - 4:20 Keynote Speaker: TBA
4:30 - 5:30 Personal Statement Review w/ Grad Students
5:30 - 6:30 Mock Interviews w/ Grad Students
Friday, Oct 1st
9:30 am CT Program Overview & Group Photo
9:45 - 11:30 Poster Session
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Lunch Break
12:35 - 1:35 Professional Development - Grad Admissions: Tips from Faculty
1:45 – 3:30 Graduate Program Visits
1:45 - 2:05 Grad Program Overview
2:10 - 3:10 Meet w/faculty
3:10 - 3:30 Program Q&A
3:40 - 4:40 Q&A w/ Grad Students (Biomed Sci, SACNAS, AMS, BGAPSA, CoSP)
4:45 - 5:00 Closing & Poster Awards