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There is no better way to get a sense of what you’ll experience at the University of Minnesota Medical School than to hear it straight from those who live it every day.

The Medical School Pulse is a snapshot of the University of Minnesota Medical School, directly from our students, residents, faculties, and fellows.

They’re a diverse group – and they’ve got a lot on their minds. Learn why they chose the University of Minnesota, discover what they’re passionate about, and hear more about their great work that’s advancing health.

The Pulse

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  • family medicine

    Family Medicine residency program
    Dr. Macaran Baird


    It’s our strong belief that the excellent research, education and health services stemming from family medicine is a huge contributing factor to Minnesota’s rank as one of the healthiest states in America.
    It’s our strong belief that the excellent research, education and health services stemming from family medicine is a huge contributing factor to Minnesota’s rank as one of the healthiest states in America.
  • _0026_Pulse - Bramante  

    Carolyn Bramante
    Medical School student, Year 4


     There’s not much Carolyn Bramante hasn’t accomplished – or at least tried – during her time as a student at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
     There’s not much Carolyn Bramante hasn’t accomplished – or at least tried – during her time as a student at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
  • _0027_Pulse - Maddaus 

    Department of Surgery residency program
    Dr. Michael Maddaus


    Dpt of Surgery resident program director Dr. Michael Maddaus believes mentoring residents is more about learning than lecture.
    Dpt of Surgery resident program director Dr. Michael Maddaus believes mentoring residents is more about learning than lecture.
  • _0024_Pulse - Blom

    Kelsey Blom
    Physical Therapy student


    Kelsey aims to start a research project in the future  – an endeavor her physical therapy instructors encourage.
    Kelsey aims to start a research project in the future  – an endeavor her physical therapy instructors encourage.
  • _0022_Pulse - Murphy

    Britta Murphy
    Mortuary Science student


    Britta Murphy’s skills of helping and comforting people led her to believe she might be a solid candidate for the mortuary science program at the U of M.
    Britta Murphy’s skills of helping and comforting people led her to believe she might be a solid candidate for the mortuary science program at the U of M.
  • _0029_Pulse - Roy Bryan

    Roy Bryan, Jr.
    Medical School student, Year 5


    Roy is using the Flex MD program to earn a Medical School degree and MBA in less than six years.
    Roy is using the Flex MD program to earn a Medical School degree and MBA in less than six years.
  • _0020_Pulse - Dickmann

    Patty Dickmann
    Resident, Psychiatry department


    Minnesotan Patty Dickmann loves the University of Minnesota Medical School, and for good reason. She interviewed at other schools, but none offered what she found here.
    Minnesotan Patty Dickmann loves the University of Minnesota Medical School, and for good reason. She interviewed at other schools, but none offered what she found here.
  • _0025_Pulse - Berg

    Kathleen Berg
    Medical School student, Year 3


    After seeing the powerful impact physicians can have on people’s lives – Kathleen Berg knew that medicine was her calling.
    After seeing the powerful impact physicians can have on people’s lives – Kathleen Berg knew that medicine was her calling.
  • _0021_Pulse - Moench

    Keith Moench
    Resident, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


    Moench thrives off of patient contact and first-hand care.
    Moench thrives off of patient contact and first-hand care.
  • _0023_Pulse - Abbott

    Andrea Abbott
    Resident, Department of Surgery


    Abbott, her husband and 5-month-old son recently moved to Robbinsdale – a suburb of Minneapolis – and they love the small-town feeling and welcoming atmosphere of the community.
    Abbott, her husband and 5-month-old son recently moved to Robbinsdale – a suburb of Minneapolis – and they love the small-town feeling and welcoming atmosphere of the community.
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