International student

If you are a foreign citizen or a U.S. citizen educated outside of the United States or Canada, you may be qualified to submit an application to the University of Minnesota Medical School.

To be eligible, you must

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree from a college or university in your country of origin or from a university located in the continental United States or Canada
  • Complete all medical school prerequisite course requirements at an accredited U.S. or Canadian college or university
  • Have taken the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) in the past 3 years
  • Be able to demonstrate both spoken and written English language proficiency
  • Obtain appropriate visa status in the United States

As an international student applying to the University of Minnesota Medical School, you should apply through the regular Medical School admission process

International citizen applicants will be expected to assume total responsibility for financing their medical education. They should be prepared to present detailed financial plans of how they will provide the resources necessary to meet expenses, including tuition at the non-resident rate.

Already have an M.D. degree from an overseas institution? If you are a foreign medical school graduate interested in applying to the University of Minnesota for residency, you should first visit the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) website. ECFMG assesses whether international medical graduates are ready to enter residency or fellowship programs in the U.S. that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. You must be certified by ECFMG before you can enter any of our residency or fellowship programs. Learn more about ECFMG Certification.

For more information about residency and fellowship programs at the University of Minnesota Medical School, contact Erica King in the Graduate Medical Education.

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