Medicine and Health Campaign

Educating future health care leaders

The University of Minnesota Medical School prepares students with the knowledge and skills they need to excel, whether in private practice or academic medicine. The Medical School's Duluth campus is also a leader in educating doctors committed to family medicine and serving the health care needs of rural and Native American communities. And the School of Public Health graduates are shaping policies aimed at preventing disease and improving the health of populations at home and around the world.

Thanks to scholarship support, the U enables talented students from diverse backgrounds to pursue education and training preparing them to become tomorrow’s medical and health care leaders.

Donor support matters

Medical School students graduate with debt averaging more than $185,000 per student—making scholarships more important than ever before. Thanks to generous donors, about 500 scholarships totaling more than $2.6 million were awarded to U medical students in 2013. The return on investment is clear; nearly 70 percent of the U’s Medical School graduates choose to stay and practice in Minnesota—boosting the state’s medical workforce and its economy.

Similarly, scholarships help the School of Public Health attract the best students, who then take jobs with the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and many other local, state, federal, and international agencies—playing a key role in shaping our public health future.

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Holly McDonough Gulden
Associate Vice President of Development

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