Graduate Studies Programs and Postdoctoral Training
The Medical School at the University of Minnesota has 11 graduate programs across a wide range of disciplines. The majority of our programs are present on the Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis, with the others present at the Duluth campus. Across both campuses are over 400 graduate student trainees engaged in biomedical research under mentorship of faculty advisors. Collectively, the graduate programs work closely with the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral studies to support trainees research education and training.
A postdoctoral scholar at the University of Minnesota is an individual who has received a doctoral degree (or equivalent) and is in a temporary and defined period of mentored advanced training to enhance their professional and research skills. The Medical School has over 250 postdoctoral scholar associates and fellows engaged in biomedical research at the University of Minnesota. Trainees are engaged in basic, translational and clinical research. Postdocs are affiliated with multiple centers, programs and institutes that include Center for Genome Engineering, Center for Immunology, Institute for Translational Neuroscience and the Program in Health Disparities Research, among several others.