Curriculum

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At the University of Minnesota Medical School, a blend of classroom and simulation lab experience prepares you for your future profession.

The University of Minnesota Medical School curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses.

Key elements in our medical school curriculum include:

  • Integrating basic science and clinical learning across all 4 years of medical school
  • Direct faculty feedback for ongoing student learning and improvement
  • Active, experiential learning
  • Competency-based student assessment

The medical school curriculum is designed to help you become:

  • Highly professional, ethical, and curious - with an approach to analyzing clinical problems that is patient-centered, informed by the literature, and considers issues across the bio-psycho-social continuum
  • A reflective practitioner - with the habit of assessing your practice and applying well developed lifelong learning skills to improve it
  • A civic professional - with a commitment to the best care for your individual patients but also to the quality of the health care system

Get a feel for what your schedule might be like:

Mentorship

As a University of Minnesota Medical School student, you’ll participate in a formal advising program where you are matched with a faculty advisor who will mentor you throughout all 4 years of medical school.

The program will support your individual development, connect you to additional resources and people, and provide ongoing feedback outside of your classrooms and clinical rotations.

Choosing your own path

The University of Minnesota Medical School is known for programs that allow you to customize your medical education, meeting your personal and professional needs.