The University of Minnesota Medical School has focused on excellence in training physicians since its establishment in 1888. The long standing tradition of outstanding training and commitment to patient care continues to this day in its current iteration of over 3800 faculty on campuses in both Minneapolis and Duluth.  Through the years the Medical School has fostered groundbreaking work in areas like cardiology and organ transplants.  Today, an environment of collaboration has resulted in discoveries with very practical applications, like new ways to use stem cells in treating a lethal skin disease or to re-grow damaged heart muscles.  It is this dedication to cutting-edge research and collaboration with leading professionals that allows our Medical School to provide one of the finest learning and teaching environments in the nation.

The Medical School serves as the foundation for the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center, which is comprised of the schools of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, veterinary medicine, and nursing.  The newly established Clinical and Translational Science Institute provides a single point of access to resources and expertise at the University of Minnesota that supports successful clinical and translational research, including investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored studies.  The CTSI is partially funded by a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH National Center for Research Resources.

MSTP students train and attend classes on the Minneapolis campus.  You will be enrolled as full time medical student during the first two years of MD/PhD training.  Medical School activities will be supplemented with research experiences, including laboratory rotations and a weekly research seminar .  Please explore both this site and the Medical School prospective students page to learn more about Research and the Medical School, Medical Education and Clinical Training, and the a unique clinical experience for MSTP students.