Our Programs

The University of Minnesota Medical School is dedicated to providing excellence across our mission - high-quality education for students of all backgrounds; innovative and cutting-edge research and exceptional clinical outcomes that promote health equity. Through a variety of services and programs, we aim to engage everyone in our collective work toward inclusive excellence, promote equity in access to learning, scientific inquiry, care delivery, and celebrate our diversity through cultural experiences and opportunities on and off campus.

For Current & Prospective Students & Trainees:

Center of Multicultural Affairs and Engagement (CMAE)

CMAE's mission is to recruit, support, develop, retain, and graduate a diverse community of students & trainees. Learn more!

PIpeline and Pathway Programs
Pipeline and Pathway Programs

Pipeline and Pathway Programs provide supports designed to develop a physician workforce prepared to meet the needs of all Minnesotans.  Learn more!

For Current & Prospective Faculty:

Early Career Research Award
Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) / Early Career Research Award (ECRA)

CTSI/ECRA strives to increase the diversity of our tenure-track faculty & provides dedicated funding to support recruiting early career research faculty who are underrepresented in medicine (URiM).

Health Equity Leadership & Mentoring Program (HELM)

HELM's mission is to enhance the academic excellence and leadership capacity of diverse faculty and health disparities researchers at the University of Minnesota to reduce health inequities.

Salary Equity Review Committee (SERC)

SERC examines salary data for paid faculty in basic science departments, oversees department-level salary equity reviews, & performs salary reviews on behalf of faculty members appealing departmental & human resources reviews.

Center For Women In Medicine & Science (CWIMS)

CWIMS supports and facilitates leadership and professional development opportunities to achieve gender equity, diversity, and inclusion, and aims to create supportive institutional collaborations and infrastructures to ensure gender equity.

For Staff:


Staff Advancing Diversity & Inclusion (SADI)

The Staff Advancing Diversity & Inclusion (SADI) Committee’s goal is to become the one-stop resource for staff DEI events, development opportunities, content, and more. We aim to identify, create, and support initiatives to advance the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion for Medical School staff, both on the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. Learn more!

For All:

Health Disparities Research
Program in Health Disparities Research

The Program in Health Disparities Research is driven to improve health for all through research, education, community engagement, and policy.

Center of American Indian and Minority Health (CAIMH)

At CAIMH, we’re working to make a positive impact on American Indian and Alaska Native health.

Connect with Us

We aspire to be a learning culture where we can have conversations and learn from each other. Contact us with feedback, questions, concerns or ideas.

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