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What does it take to become a health-care professional? Intelligence. Motivation. Empathy. Compassion. Today it also requires cultural competency, boundless capacity for new knowledge, and readiness to confront challenges that are increasingly global in nature.
At the University of Minnesota Medical School, we’re looking to the future of medicine and preparing our students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel, whether in private practice or academic medicine.
And our School of Public Health students represent the next generation of policy leaders, biostatisticians, and administrators who will prevent disease and improve the health of entire populations at home and around the world for years to come.
Thanks to scholarship support, the University enables talented students from diverse backgrounds to pursue education and training that will prepare and inspire them to become tomorrow’s medical and health-care leaders.
As we prepare health professionals to serve the people of our state, the nation, and the world, scholarships are immensely important. Our Medical School students graduate with debt averaging $167,000 per student.
Thanks to generous donors, scholarships exceeding a total of $2 million are awarded annually to more than 800 students in the health sciences through the Minnesota Medical Foundation. Such investment in scholarships strengthens the bond between a community and its students; notably, nearly 70 percent of the University’s health professional graduates choose to stay and practice in Minnesota—boosting the state’s medical workforce and its economy.
Scholarships also help the Medical School maintain its national top-10 ranking in training primary-care physicians—an achievement bolstered by the school’s Duluth campus, which is dedicated to educating primary-care specialists to practice in rural Minnesota and Native American communities, areas typically short on doctors.
Additionally, scholarships help the School of Public Health attract top-tier students and maintain the University’s No. 8 ranking among all schools of public health nationally.
Scholarships open doors for worthy students to achieve their dreams—ultimately benefiting us all.