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Our Graduates

The University of Minnesota Medical School has a network of more than 17,000 accomplished alumni. Our graduates play an important role in improving the medical profession, changing public policy and advancing health care.

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Graduates from the University of Minnesota Medical School influence the health care field positively impacting our state and beyond. We take great pride in your success and want to hear from you! Please update your contact information, and share your professional and personal accomplishments. 

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Medical Alumni Society Seeking Award Nominations

The Medical Alumni Society is seeking nominations for the Harold S. Diehl Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award, and the Early Distinguished Career Award. The Harold S. Diehl Award, presented to an individual who has made outstanding professional contributions to the Medical School throughout his or her career, has been awarded annually since its inception in 1962. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes Medical School alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their local, regional, or national community through medical practice, teaching, research or other humanitarian activities. The Early Distinguished Career Alumni Award recognizes exemplary work of alumni physicians early in their career, no more than 15 years after graduation.

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Give to the Medical School

Medical discoveries transform lives and create a healthier future but we can't do it without your philanthropic support! In 2016, your generosity led to $65.5 million in student support, 248 new scholarships and fellowships and 36 new endowed chairs and professorships.

Vision 2017 will serve as a springboard, launching far-reaching initiatives to:

  • ensure healthy aging
  • solve addiction
  • eliminate health disparities
  • halt global infectious disease
  • expand access to clinical research
  • Ongoing support from donors like you enables the Medical School to discover and deliver new treatments and cures, prepare health leaders of the future, and transform health care delivery and quality. Explore fundraising opportunities for medicine and health.


Alumni News

Please join us for our inaugural Interprofessional Discussion Healthcare Ethics Conference!

Awards recognize physicians who have made outstanding contributions to their communities.

When Vainio tells young Native Americans that they can overcome cultural barriers and succeed in medicine and other professions, he can point to himself as a prime example. Read more

Get to know Dr. Paul Tonkin, medical director of robotic surgery at Essentia Health in Duluth and UMN Medical School alumnus. 

Dr. Rebecca Shlafer (Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics) featured on the National Institutes of Health Director's Blog for her volunteer work on behalf of neglected and abused children. 


Alumni Spotlight

Awards recognize physicians who have made outstanding contributions to their communities.

Help Our Students Travel (HOST)

Each year medical students preparing for the next stage of their training travel the country for exciting — and sometimes stressful — residency interviews. You can help them in this stage of their journey by volunteering to host a student visiting your area. Alumni volunteers also offer advice about residency training, prospective medical centers, and the communities in which students are interviewing.

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