About

More than a century of learning and discovery

The University of Minnesota Medical School educates students and graduate physicians, provides patient care, and performs biomedical and clinical research.

Aerial view of the University of Minnesota campus and downtown Minneapolis overlooking the Mississippi River

Founded in 1888, the University of Minnesota Medical School educates students and graduate physicians, provides patient care, and performs biomedical and clinical research through the hard work of nearly 6,000 faculty and staff. 

We are revered as a national research powerhouse, with more than 20 research centers and institutes. The University of Minnesota Medical School is a world class institution with a long history of leadership and discoveries that have changed the practice of medicine.

One School - Two Campuses

The University of Minnesota Medical School is one of the largest in the country, with two campuses based in the Twin Cities and Duluth, Minnesota. 

Medical School Mission

Our mission is to provide innovative education and training, research that advances medicine and clinical care that improves the lives of our patients.  

Our Graduates

The University of Minnesota Medical School has a network of more than 17,000 accomplished alumni. Our graduates play an important role in improving the medical profession, changing public policy and advancing health care.

17,700 alumni  |  #1 family medicine graduates  |  83 first-author publications since 2015

Student helping a patient in a clinical settingWe continue to build on our decades-long foundation of educational excellence through the next generation of health professionals.

We offer medical, graduate and undergraduate degree programs. As well as continuing professional development. 

We are committed to teaching excellence, educational innovation, and diversity to ensure our learners are prepared to be collaborators and leaders in the modern health care environment.

Our Students

Our medical students are accomplished, graduating with an excellent education, high national board scores, and prestigious post-graduate training opportunities. We admit approximately 200 MD and MD/PhD students each year. Our students excel through innovative research, state-of-the-art training and applied learning at our affiliated hospitals and clinics across the state.

800
residents and fellows

920
medical students  

29
degree programs

High-Performing Faculty

Our outstanding faculty are committed to achieving excellence in research, clinical care, and developing the next generation of health professionals. Our faculty strives for excellence, discovering, publishing and disseminating new knowledge. Some of our top performers can be seen on our Wall of Scholarship.

Researcher at microscope in Mortari Lab

Our commitment to innovation can be seen in the numerous medical discoveries and breakthroughs developed at the University of Minnesota Medical School. We are an influential worldwide leader in family medicine, regenerative medicine, transplantation, global medicine, and basic science research for clinical trials.

Our medical school receives $188 million in research funding annually and has long been recognized for its pioneering and continued medical breakthroughs.

Dean Brooks JacksonInnovative Leader

The University of Minnesota Medical School is led by Dean Brooks Jackson. He completed his residency at the University of Minnesota, returned in 2014 after serving 12 years as director of pathology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

An internationally recognized researcher, Jackson revolutionized HIV prevention and his work resulted in new drug development to prevent neonatal HIV transmission.

Our medical students, residents, fellows and faculty play a central role in the health and wellbeing of our state. They provide care to nearly one million people each year through our primary physician partnership UMN Health and at clinics and hospitals across the state.

Academic Health

The Medical School is part of one of the premier academic health centers in the country. The University of Minnesota is the only school in the nation to have schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, public health, and veterinary medicine all on one campus.