MD program at the University of Minnesota

How to apply

Follow these steps to apply to our MD program.

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Your journey starts here              

Thank you for your interest in our program and for taking this first important step in your journey to becoming a physician. 

The University of Minnesota Medical School is a world-class leader in medical education, research, and patient care. As a student here, you’ll receive a dynamic education with real-world experience that will empower you to succeed in today’s competitive medical field.

Our two campuses—Twin Cities and Duluth—offer distinct missions and opportunities to get the most from your medical education. You can pursue an MD at both the Duluth and Twin Cities campuses or an MD/PhD through the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the Twin Cities campus.

Start the Twin Cities application (MD)

If you are interested in:

Apply to Twin Cities

MD students in the Twin Cities

2014 application cycle

Primary applications: 3,716
Completed applications: 2,308
Candidates interviewed: 562

More about the application process

Start the Duluth application (MD)

If you are interested in:

  • Primary care in rural Minnesota communities
  • Native American health
  • Family medicine
  • Mission-based research
  • Faculty mentors who are invested in the success of their students
  • A small, tight-knit class
  • A vibrant community on and off our Duluth campus.

Apply to Duluth

MD students in Duluth

2015 application cycle

Primary applications:  1,628
Completed applications:  773
Candidates interviewed:  180

More about the application process

Start the Medical Scientist Training Program application (MD/PhD)

If you are interested in:

  • A dual MD/PhD degree that focuses on both research and patient care
  • Scientific training in our graduate programs
  • Gaining experience in biomedical research, spanning the biological and physical sciences to include epidemiology
  • Having more than 100 faculty members to choose from for your thesis mentor.

Apply to MSTP (MD/PhD)


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Twin Cities students

Duluth students