Medical School Class of 2023

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2023 MD Class Stats

The University of Minnesota Medical School welcomes the class of 2023. MD students kicked off their first year of medical school at White Coat Ceremonies hosted on the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. The event, where student receive their first white coats and stethoscopes, is a rite of passage that solidifies the journey into the medical profession. The 2023 class of students embodies our commitment to diversity and training the next generation of Minnesota’s physicians.

  • 4570 TOTAL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS
  • 240 TOTAL STUDENTS
  • 85.9% MN RESIDENTS
  • 165 MD- TWIN CITIES
  • 65 MD- DULUTH
  • 10 MD/PhD
  • 46.9% MEN
  • 53.1% WOMEN
  • 13.55% FIRST GENERATION
    STUDENTS

MEET THE CLASS OF 2023

Our new class of students come from a variety of backgrounds, each with a unique path that led them to our Medical School. We connected with three members of the class of 2023 who shared their story and goals.

Dean Tolar's Words of Wisdom

Dr. Jakub Tolar has a 25-year history with the University of Minnesota and shares his experience and words of encouragement in special memo to the class of 2023.

“There are a few times in our lives, a very few, when we have a dramatic demarcation of how our life proceeds from one adventure to the next. Receiving your white coat is one of those sharp and memorable times.”

2023 MD Student Oaths

Every year the new MD class collaboratively develops an oath which is recited during the white coat ceremony. The sacred pledge dates back hundreds of years and affirms each student to abide by a strong set of ethical standards, commitment to their patients and the utmost quality of care.



TWIN CITIES STUDENT OATH

We, the University of Minnesota Medical School Class of 2023, acknowledge the privilege to pursue the profession of medicine and each pledge the following:

I, as a physician, pledge to remain humble and adaptable while serving as a student, partner, and guide. I promise to be present for my patients and colleagues, to be attentive to their individual needs and goals, and to be an empathetic partner on their journey.

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DULUTH STUDENT OATH

We, the Class of 2023, are honored to stand today in front of our family, friends, mentors and colleagues as we embark on our journey towards becoming physicians. We swear to proudly uphold the University of Minnesota’s tradition of patient-centered and community-based healthcare.

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