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

Spring 2017 Information Sessions

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 12:30 - 2:00 in Moos Tower 2-650.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 3:30 - 5:00 in Moos Tower 2-530.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:00 in Mayo Memorial Building 3-125.

Please RSVP for one of the Spring dates here.


Upcoming Recruitment Fairs/College Visits

The University of Minnesota Medical School will be attending the following fairs/colleges:

University of Minnesota Medical School
Student National Medical Association (SNMA) Pre-Med Forum 
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Time: 8:30 - 5:00
Location: Moos Tower 2-650
Carleton College
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 4:30 - 6:00
Location: TBD
St. Olaf College
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:00
Location: TBD
Gustavus Adolphus College 
Health Professions Fair
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
11:30 - 2:30
Gustavus Jackson Campus Center - Heritage & St. Peter Rooms
University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Health Professions Fair
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
3:00 - 6:00 EDT 
College of St. Benedict's/College of St. John's
Thursday, March 23, 2017
4:00 - 7:00


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.  Space is limited and registration is required.  The summit is offered every other year.  We expect to schedule the next summit for the fall of 2017.

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.

Apply Here

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.