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Annual welcome week’s rural family medicine community visit puts new students immediately into the rural community environment

Once a year, 120 students eagerly board busses and depart for a day long adventure to various rural communities in northern Minnesota, in an effort to identify rural health concerns and potential solutions for those communities. This is a tradition that has continued for the past 13 years at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus.

Class of 2018 presented with white coats

60 first year medical students, in a rite of passage for students entering medical school, received their white coats on Saturday, August, 23, 2014, at the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth Campus. The ceremony signified the responsibilities and obligations of the physicians who wear the white coat and the importance of embracing compassion and character along with knowledge of science and medicine. Families of the students, local-area physicians and alumni attended the event.

University of Minnesota Medical School Dean visits Duluth campus

Dr. Brooks JacksonDr. Brooks Jackson visited the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota Medical School on September, 4, 2014. Jackson serves as the Dean of the University of Minnesota Medical School as well as the vice president for health sciences, taking responsibility for both the medical and pharmacy schools. His visit allowed him to tour the Duluth campus of the medical and pharmacy schools.

Over $500,000 awarded in scholarships

Scholarships enable talented students from diverse backgrounds to pursue education and training that will prepare and inspire them to become tomorrow’s medical leaders. This year the University of Minnesota Foundation awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to Duluth medical students. Supporters of scholarships and medical education do so to support future generations of medical professionals. Meet one recipient in our Scholarship Profile!

New Wall of Honor complete

After many months of work, a new wall of honor prominently stands in the Atrium of the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth building. Every gift opens the door for innovative learning, teaching and scholarly work. Support from alumni, friends, foundations and corporations provides financial assistance for student scholarships, faculty research, special initiatives and community partnerships. The impact of philanthropic support is not only felt here on campus, but also in the communities where our students practice.

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Support the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth

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 
    Foundation (UMF) through your will or living trust.
  • Name UMF as a beneficiary of your retirement plan account or a life insurance policy.
  • Arrange a gift that will provide payments to you or others.

If you’ve already included a gift for the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth in your estate plan, we hope you will let us know so we can work with you to ensure that your future gift is directed to the program you wish to support. You can share your gift intentions with us and still remain anonymous.

For more information, contact Heather Heart at the University of Minnesota Foundation at 218-726-6876 or hcheart@umn.edu.

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