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.
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.
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.
The American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA) has recently launched a new exhibition, Women Physicians in World War I. This feature highlights the various contributions of women physicians during this important period in U.S. History. Dr. Nellie O. Barsness-- one of Minnesota's first women physicians, and a University of Minnesota Medical School graduate, is featured. She received her degree from the Medical School in 1902, and went on to intern at Luther Hospital in St. Paul.
The University of Minnesota is recognizing Dr. Adams 80-year history, awarding him the highest alumni honor, the Board of Regents Outstanding Achievement Award.
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.