Future Students & Trainees

Office of Admissions

The Medical School Office of Admissions is actively involved in the recruitment and retention of diverse medical students. If you’re interested in attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, reach out to Admissions or learn more about our programs designed to prepare, support and admit students from diverse backgrounds:


The Life Sciences Undergraduate Summer Research Program (LSSURP) offers life sciences programs for undergraduate students who have a goal of enrolling in PhD and MD/PhD programs. The programs begin with a joint orientation weekend, followed by participation in a 10-week research project under the direction of a University of Minnesota faculty mentor and numerous special activities focused on professional development as well as social interaction. The summer research experience concludes with a poster symposium and banquet in August. The Pre-MSTP Summer Research Program is for undergraduate students focused on our MD/PhD or MSTP Program.

Native Americans in Medicine

The Native Americans in Medicine Summer Program is a six-week summer enrichment program for college sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing health careers.Program instructors include a broad range of Native American faculty, health professionals, traditional elders, and medical students. Accepted NAM students earn a stipend for living expenses. Campus housing is also available for those traveling from outside the Duluth region.

Wiidookodaadiwin Program

The Wiidookodaadiwin Program is a high school mentoring and tutoring initiative in collaboration with local high school representatives. The program brings together Native college and medical students with local Native high school teens to be mentored and tutored in science and medicine. If you're interested, please contact meded@umn.edu.


  • Community Health Initiative Scholarships
  • Minority Students Scholarship Fund
  • The Mary Tate Student National Medical Association Alumni Scholarship
  • Lillian S. Wong, M.D. Endowed Scholarship for Asian Women
  • Ruth Myers Minority Aid Fund
  • School of Medicine Female or Minority Scholarship
  • SOMD Buechner Native and African American Women Scholarship

Dimple and Dr. Murray

Inside Admissions

Associate Dean for Admissions, Dimple Patel, and Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Dr. Katherine Murray, share interesting highlights of the U of M's curriculum and admissions processes on the podcast All Access: Med School Admissions.