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Your journey starts here

Get the education and experience you need to succeed in today’s competitive medical field

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 hands-on experience.

Our MD students are well-rounded individuals. Creative. Confident. Compassionate. Intellectually curious. Motivated. Self-aware. Committed to patient care. Highly professional. They are focused on a career filled with lifelong learning and providing excellent care to patients at home and abroad.

Explore our MD program to see if the University of Minnesota Medical School is the right fit for you.

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Discover what it's like to be an MD student at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Students share how they get involved with research and the community while maintaining a personal life.

Students at an event smiling and looking at some papersFind your path

Our two campuses 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.

Twin Cities


If you are interested in:

Apply to Twin Cities



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

Medical Scientist Training Program


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)

  • Alison NealThe University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth offered a mission that suits my career interests, available faculty, and a collaborative atmosphere where students can learn from each other’s unique life experiences.—Alison Neal, MD student

  • Ben RosensteinYou get the benefits of the large university while still have a more intimate feeling of a smaller place. I was also attracted to the University because it offers a lot of flexibility in our training.—Ben Rosenstein