Student Life

See yourself here

Want to know what it's like to attend the University of Minnesota Medical School? Take a peek into your future as a med student, both in and out of the classroom. Find out why Minnesota is a great place to learn and live.

Real-world experience

Research opportunities, simulation labs, flexible MD, and programs situated in rural, urban, and international settings—our MD students have a number of opportunities to develop individual learning experiences to make their journeys enjoyable and fulfilling. 

See sample curriculum

Our med students experience active, hands-on learning from day one. See sample classes for years 1 and 2. Learn about clerkships in years 3 and 4.

Student profiles

There’s no better way to get a feel for our medical school than from MD students themselves. Read student profiles to learn why they chose the University of Minnesota. Hear impressions of our curriculum and campus life.

Student Life Flags

Community service

Community ServiceA medical and pharmacy student volunteer together to run a pop-up clinic at Minneapolis-based Phillips Neighborhood Clinic.

Community service opportunities allow our medical school students to put to work the insights they’ve learned in the classroom and simulation labs.

  • Work with other students to operate a free clinic for the uninsured and underinsured of Minneapolis.
  • Join a service-oriented medical student group or fraternity—from street outreach to social responsibility, medical fraternities to student council.
  • Participate in student service activities through groups like the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs, from one-shot events to longer service-learning projects. You could perform blood pressure checks at the Minnesota State Fair, participate in panels aimed at high school students interested in the health sciences, and more.

Be part of a big 10

Student Life Band

As a student, you have access to University of Minnesota’s vast range of amenities.

On the Duluth campus we offer an engaging campus life.

On the Twin Cities campus, we have an excellent recreation centerlibraries, performance venues and museums (find out what's going on!), and options for parking and transportation (including convenient light rail from Minneapolis to St. Paul, going right through campus).

For housing, there are a number of neighborhoods close to campus and our Off-Campus Housing Service can offer assistance in locating a specific property.

Student life at the U of M

Enjoy Minnesota

Student Life CityView of the Minneapolis skyline from the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus.

There are many reasons to choose the University of Minnesota Medical School for your medical education. And it just so happens that the state of Minnesota a great place to live, work, and go to school.

Video: Life as a med student

It's no secret that medical school is demanding. At Minnesota, students juggle a schedule packed with coursework, rotations, and other activities. But as Stewart Decker explains, there is still time to enjoy everything Minneapolis and St. Paul have to offer.


Video: Find your place at the University of Minnesota Medical School

Diversity matters at the University of Minnesota. Whether you are underrepresented in medicine or have a unique point of view, your experience is valued on our campuses. Learn how students are sharing their voice, finding their place, and making a difference at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Discover Your Place at the University of Minnesota Medical School - Medical Students