Faculty Highlights February 2016

  • Dr.  James Boulger published an editorial in Family Medicine (Vol.47, No9.) titled “Income Disparity and Student Career Choice”.
  • Dr. Barbara Elliott was recently published in the September edition of Family, Systems, & Health Journal with a piece titled “Survivors’ coping with intimate partner violence: Insights and limitations.”
  • Dr. Jacob Prunuske received the Inspirational Award at the 2015 Family Medicine Midwest Conference.

Rural Medical Scholars Program: Skills Week

Skills Week In order to prepare for the Rural Medical Scholars Program (RMSP), medical students recently had the opportunity to work with medical professionals during a week-long workshop at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. RMSP enables students to hone their medical skills in rural communities throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin by spending time living and working with medical preceptors in a clinical environment.

Annual rural community experience

Every year University of Minnesota Medical School and College of Pharmacy students on the Duluth campus participate in a Rural Community Experience during their orientation week.

A long standing tradition, the students traveled to five different rural communities in Northern Minnesota to get an idea of the culture, economics and health infrastructure of the communities. Faculty, staff and students traveled to Aitkin, Cloquet, Grand Rapids, Hibbing and Moose Lake.

Faculty Highlights

  • Dr. Amy Prunuske was recently published in the Fall 2015 edition of CBE Life Sciences Education with a letter to the editor titled “Response to Overcoming the Barrier to Implementing Authentic Research Experiences through Faculty Mentorship: The ASCB Mentoring in Active Learning and Teaching (MALT) Program Designed to Facilitate Vision and Change – Inspired Teaching Practices.


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Did you know that you can continue to make a difference after your lifetime by including the University of Minnesota Foundation in your estate plan?

Here are three ways to support the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth:

  • Leave a specified dollar amount or a percentage of your estate to the University of Minnesota 
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