The Medical School’s Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity is your biggest ally. They're here to create a welcoming environment for minority and underrepresented medical students by working closely with student organizations such as the Minority Association of Pre-Med Students and the Student National Medical Association and are here to help you.
Our office compiled a list of books to read if you're interested in learning more from a variety of perspectives.
Founded in June 2020, MERSC is a student organization advocating for structural reform within medical education to make the University of Minnesota Medical School an actively anti-racist institution. MERSC partners with faculty, staff, administrators, and community members to push for these changes, ensuring that every UMN Medical School graduate and future MN physician is equipped with the knowledge and understanding to best provide and advocate for their future patients.
Lift as you climb, build as you grow
The Minneapolis and St. Paul Ladder mentorship programs are coming together with a team of 1st and 2nd-year medical students, in February 2021 to launch a Virtual Ladder program for kids interested in healthcare careers. Help spread the word and sign-up to get involved!