Events for Prospective Students
Want to learn more about the University of Minnesota Medical School? Attend one of our upcoming events, where you’ll get a chance to network and get advice on the admissions process.
Pre-Med Information Session
The Medical School hosts information sessions year-round. Current medical students share their experiences and Office of Admissions staff discuss a variety of topics, including:
- Available programs and educational opportunities
- Selection criteria for admission to the school
- How to apply to medical school.
Attend upcoming general prospective student presentations
Summer 2017 Information Sessions
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 from 4:30 - 6:00pm in Mayo Memorial Building 3-125.
Please RSVP for the summer date here.
Fall 2017 Information Sessions
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:00pm. Location: TBD
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:00pm. Location: TBD
Monday, November 20, 2017 from 11:30 - 1:00pm. Location: TBD
Please RSVP for the fall dates here.
Upcoming Recruitment Fairs/College Visits
NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair
National Institutes of Health
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time: 9:45 - 2:15pm (EST)
Location: Natcher Conference Center
45 Center Drive
Building 45, P2 Conference Level, Room CBC23
Bethesda, MD 20892
UC Davis Pre-Health Conference
University of California - Davis
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 - 4:00 pm
AAMC 2017 Minority Student Medical Career Fair
Boston Marriott Copley Place
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm EST
Stanford University Minority Medical Student Alliance Health Professions Fair
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Duluth Campus Rural Pre-Med Summit
If you are considering a career in rural family medicine, the Rural Pre-Med Summit is designed to help you become a competitive applicant for medical school. During this day-long event on the Duluth campus of the Medical School, you’ll learn about the Medical School application process, from the MCAT and AMCAS to interviewing. Faculty, physicians, and current students share insights on pursuing a career in rural family medicine, and hands-on activities include obstetrics and delivery, digital otoscopes, heart sounds, and anatomy/pathology.
The summit is intended for premedical undergraduates in their sophomore and junior years as well as nontraditional students who plan to apply to medical school in one to three years. It is offered every other year. The summit is free; however, space is limited and registration is required.
The next summit is scheduled for September 30, 2017. Please register for the program here.
Designed for minority and multicultural students, this seminar guides you through the Medical School admissions process. The eight-week series is presented each year beginning in September. Sessions are 90 minutes and cover topics such as admissions, the MCAT, the personal statement and supplemental application, the Medical School interview, financing your education, and how to apply.
You may apply online during the seminar's application period which is in June or July each year. Space is limited, so don’t wait! All applicants will be notified of the selection outcome before the series begins.
Center of American Indian and Minority Health summer programs
The University of Minnesota offers a variety of information sessions for pre-med students from American Indian or minority backgrounds.
Pre-Admission Workshop: Geared for college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates, this workshop addresses potential challenges faced by Native American students throughout the Medical School application process.
Native Americans into Medicine: Held at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus, this program is designed to Native American undergraduate students who are pursuing careers in health or medicine. Learn how to be more competitive as you move toward your goals.
High School Superstars Summer Program: Held at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus, this six-week program helps high school students with a strong interest in health or biomedical science explore career opportunities.
Visit the Center of American Indian and Minority Health website for more info.
SNMA Pre-Medical Forum
Join the University of Minnesota Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at the annual Pre-Medical Forum. Featuring unique speakers and workshops, this event is geared toward pre-medical students seeking information about applying to medical school, medical school curricula, and other aspects of the medical field.
Stay tuned for details on the 2017 event.