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Health Sciences

Educating. Discovering. Healing. At the University of Minnesota on the Twin Cities campus, we are treating patients, educating the next generation of care providers, and making discoveries that improve health care in Minnesota and around the world.

70%

of Minnesota’s health professionals are trained at the U of M

7,000+

students enrolled in 60+ degree programs

1 million+

Patients treated per year

70%

of Minnesota’s health professionals are trained at the U of M

7,000+

students enrolled in 60+ degree programs

1 million+

Patients treated per year

Education

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Students wearing graduation cap and gown
Students practicing dentistry on dummy while monitoring results on computer screen

We are educating and inspiring the next generation of health care professionals. We support students on their pre-health journey, and our graduates go on to better their communities, heal patients, and develop life-changing treatments and cures.

Spanning all specialties of health care, from veterinary medicine to dentistry, nursing, and surgery, students gather knowledge in the classroom and receive invaluable, real-world experience. 

This is education that changes the practice of health care.

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“As a first-generation college graduate and African American woman, I am dedicated to serving the underserved as a future health care provider.”

Shanice Harris
Medical School Class of 2024
Read Shanice's story

Patient Care

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Innovations in patient care happen here, where groundbreaking work by physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and veterinarians constantly redefines health care.

Our clinical providers deliver care based on current research and cutting-edge technologies.

Receive the Care You Need

Whether you need primary or specialty health care services, quality dental care, or medical care for a pet, the University provides a full range of health care services for adults, children, and animals.

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“My interest is in health equity within the workplace. I want to ensure safer work environments for workers who may not have the time or resources to advocate for themselves.”

Caylin Crawford
School of Public Health/Occupational Hygiene MS
Read Caylin's story

Research

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The University of Minnesota is home to field-shaping researchers who improve health and save lives. From breakthrough to development, concept to clinical trial, we have the expertise to tackle complex health problems that cannot be solved from one perspective alone. With our legacy of innovation, we are driven to meet the diverse health needs of Minnesota and beyond.

33rd
RANKING IN NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH FUNDING
$200+ Million
ANNUALLY IN SPONSORED HEALTH RESEARCH

Health Sciences News

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Research Brief

Why mental health care providers decide to practice in rural communities

Americans living in rural communities experience higher rates of depression and suicide than people who live in urban areas. These long-standing mental health inequities are attributed to a wide range of factors including affordability, accessibility and lingering stigmas around receiving care. 

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Talking mental health meds with U of M

Dr. Mark Schneiderhan with the UMD College of Pharmacy talks misconceptions about mental health medication and strategies to ensure every patient receives optimized, individualized care.