Minority Affairs & Diversity

Welcome to the Office Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D)! We are glad that you have visited our webpage.

The mission of our office is to recruit, retain, develop, and graduate a diverse student body. OMA&D works to create a welcoming learning environment for our medical students and applicants that are interested in applying to our school. To do so, we work closely with student organizations such as, Student National Medical Association (SNMA), White Coats 4 Black Lives (WC4BL), Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA), Promoting Recognition of Identity, Dignity, and Equality (PRIDE) in Healthcare, and Minority Associations of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)

We thank you for visiting with us and we look forward to working with you!


Empowering Multicultural Students for Careers in Medicine Seminar

The Empowering Multicultural Students for Careers in Medicine Seminar guides students as they prepare for the Medical School admissions process.

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS)

MAPS Twin Cities Chapter is an undergraduate student organization that assists minority pre-medical students in their professional healthcare careers.

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Mentor Program

SNMA supports underrepresented minority medical students, addresses the needs of underserved communities, and works to grow the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent, and socially conscious physicians.


Academic Success & Assistance

The Medical School endeavors to provide every trainee with the resources and support needed to be successful. For student assistance resources, click here

Clinical Clerkship Opportunities

The MD and MD/PhD programs offer students a wide variety of clinical clerkship opportunities, most of them in urban settings with diverse patient populations.

For a list of clerkships offered, click here.

The Twin Cities is also home to community health clinics including Community-University Health Care Center and Minnesota Community Care.


Click Here to hear from our students on their expereinces at the University of Minnesota Medical School, living in Minnesota, and access to professional/personal development opportunties through organizations and service projects.


The University of Minnesota Medical School is located in one of the country’s most culturally rich metropolitan areas. Students and scholars from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries are drawn to the school for its dynamic urban community and outstanding educational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, click here