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. Please RSVP for one of these sessions here.

Spring 2018 Information Sessions

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 12:00 - 1:30pm. Location: Mayo 3-125
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 5:00 - 6:30pm. Location: Mayo 3-125
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 2:00 - 3:30pm. Location: Moos Tower 2-620

Upcoming Recruitment Fairs/College Visits

University of Minnesota

Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students Medical School Admissions Presentation
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:30 pm

University of Minnesota Morris

Graduate & Career Fair
September 26, 2017 10:00 - 3:00

Bemidji State University

Graduate & Career Fair
September 27, 2017 10:00 - 1:00 pm Beaux Arts Ballroom

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Graduate and Health Professions Career Fair
September 28, 2017 10:00 - 1:00

University of Minnesota Medical School

Empowering Seminar - Admissions Talk
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:30 - 6:15pm

University of Minnesota 

Health Careers Fair
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Time: 11:00 - 2:00
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Regional National Medical Education Conference

Medical College of Wisconsin
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00 - 2:00 pm

St. Cloud State University

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 1:00

UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

University of California - Davis
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 - 4:00 pm

AAMC 2017 Minority Student Medical Career Fair

Boston Marriott Copley Place
Saturday, November 4, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 pm EST 

University of Wisconsin Madison Campus Visit

Friday, February 23, 2018
Time 4:30 - 6:30

University of Michigan Ann Arbor Health Professions Fair

March 13, 2018
Time: 3:00 - 6:00PM
The Michigan Union

Gustavus Adolphus College 

Health Professions Fair
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
11:30 - 2:30
Gustavus Jackson Campus Center - Heritage and St. Peter Rooms

University of Minnesota

Health Interprofessional School Fair
Thursday, April 5, 2018
10:00am - 2:00pm
Great Hall, Coffman Memorial Union

National Hispanic Medical Association College Health Scholars Recruitment Fair

Gaylord National Resort
Washington, DC

Saturday, March 24, 2018
1:00 - 4:30

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 Fall 2019.

Empowering Multicultural Students for Careers in Medicine Seminar

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.

Click here to apply!

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.

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.