Students present at Minnesota Rural Health Conference

Sixty-one University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus first-year students participated at the Minnesota Rural Health Conference. The conference topic this year was “Cultivating Resilient Communities” and gave students a chance to present and discuss their research.

Students are given the opportunity to observe and converse with community leaders and physicians in rural areas during medical school. Ray Christensen, M.D., Associate Dean for rural health, believes going out into the communities reminds the students of why they’re in medical school.  This opportunity gives students a chance to see the difficulties a rural community faces and how those difficulties impact the role of the physician in treating the community members.

Student research covered many topics including staff wellness programs, depression among children and adults, and hospitals catering to cultural needs.

To support student research please consider a gift to the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth Student Research Fund.