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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. 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 medicine.

Taurean Baynard, with close-cropped hair, sits smiling in a child's playroom setting.

“Working in special ed helped move me … toward [orthopaedics].”

Taurean Baynard ’19

Orthopaedic surgery

Read Taurean’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.

Terri McBride in Coast Guard uniform

“I have a natural empathy toward what some people may consider ‘hopeless’ patients.”

Terri McBride

3rd year, Medical School

Read Terri’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

A man and a woman, both wearing masks, in a health care setting.
Feature

More than a mask

Abdennour Abbas and his team at a textile startup company are creating face masks engineered to kill viruses like COVID-19 as soon as they make contact with the material.