Minnesota Background Study

According to the Minnesota Statute S144.0574 a passing background study is required in order to have direct patient contact.

Students must go through the MN Department of Human Services NetStudy2.0 to request a MN background Study. Click on "Submit a Background Study" below to start the process. 

Deadline - October 1st of MS1 fall semester


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Submit a Background Study

Part 1 of 2: Initiating the Background Study (online)

  1. Create an account or log in at NetStudy2.0 Applicant
  • If you "register as a new user" or forgot your password, a temporary password will be sent via dhs.netstudy2@state.mn.us email address. Use the temporary password to create or access your account. 
  • When creating your account we strongly encourage to include your social security number so your information is transferable to future MN background study providers (e.g. clinical sites, residency, MN employer). 
  • After successfully registering your account, click on "Create Application". 
    • The next screen will ask for a provider number. Please make sure you use the correct campus provider number. 
      • Twin Cities provider number: L2NWFH
      • Duluth provider number: USESET
  • Enter your personal information to submit your application.
  • You will receive two emails.
    • One from ume-req@umn.edu confirming your study has been verified and your fingerprinting deadline
    • One from IDEMIA/IdentoGO with your Universal Enrollment Identification (UE ID) number and instructions for pre-enrolling and setting a fingerprinting appointment
    • After you have received these emails you can start Part 2. 

    Part 2 of 2: Fingerprint and Photograph (in-person) - TIME SENSITIVE

    1. Pre-enroll with IDEMIA and set a fingerprinting appointment.
    2. Deadlines for fingerprinting have been adjusted several times by MDH due to fingerprinting appointment availability. Your due date is listed in your email from IDEMIA, or is October 1st, whichever comes first

    Study Results

    Once your background study and fingerprint/photograph is complete, results will be mailed to you. It is important you keep the results in a secure location and available for any clinical rotation or volunteer activity that may request a copy in order to participate. You can download a replacement copy of your study from the MN Department of Human Services NetStudy2.0 website. 

    Adverse Action

    If the results of your background study indicate you are ineligible based on your criminal history or other history of misconduct, you will not be allowed in any clinical setting. You will be referred to the scholastic standing committee on your campus for review and possible action regarding your status as a medical student.

    Changes or Corrections

    If at any time your legal name changes (as listed on your background study), you are required to update your University of Minnesota student record by submitting a name change request form. You are also required to update your name and address on your study when neccassary. You can update your information via the MN Department of Human Services NetStudy2.0 website. 


    Jennifer Neufeld - Twin Cities

    Shawn Evenson - Duluth