Medical Schools in Minnesota

Updated: April 29, 2020

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This blog lists the medical schools in Minnesota including their course requirements and admission statistics. It also outlines some features of the state which you should consider if you are applying to a medical school in Minnesota.

Minnesota has both urban and rural areas, allowing you to be exposed to many patient presentations. Minnesota has a heavily diversified economy and one of the best-educated populations in the country. Minnesota may be of particular interest to those students looking to work with patients of diverse backgrounds, especially immigrants, as Minnesota has seen an influx of immigrants from all over the world in recent decades. The Mayo Clinic, one of the world's foremost medical treatment and research facilities, is also located in Minnesota.

Medical Schools in Minnesota:

Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

University of Minnesota Medical School

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Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

The Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine boasts a 3.4:1 full-time faculty-to-student ratio which they claim is one of the highest in the country. If you're hoping to be known by name instead of by number, this school may be for you. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine's mission is "to educate and inspire a diverse workforce of physicians and scientists through excellence in medical education, research and clinical care; to alleviate human suffering by providing compassionate and culturally sensitive care; to enhance the biomedical sciences through discovery and innovation, and to advance the national health care system through population science and leadership." Each year, approximately 7300 students apply to the MD program, 800 students interview and 100 enroll in the program. 

Course Requirements

  • Biology and/or zoology: One year (with lab)
  • Inorganic chemistry: One year (with lab)
  • Organic chemistry: One year (with lab)
  • Physics: One year (with lab)
  • Biochemistry: One course 

Admission Statistics

Minimum accepted MCAT: 75th percentile

Minimum accepted GPA: No minimum

Location: Rochester, MN

University of Minnesota Medical School

Established in 1888, the University of Minnesota Medical School is one of the largest in the country with two campuses in Twin Cities and Duluth, Minnesota. The Twin Cities campus receives approximately 5000 applicants each year for 175 available spots while Duluth receives approximately 2100 applicants each year for 65 available spots into the MD program. Over 84% of all students enrolled in the program are Minnesota residents. The University of Minnesota's mission is to "advance learning and the search for the truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Course Requirements

  • Biology with lab (1 semester)
  • Chemistry with lab (1 semester)
  • Additional science courses (4 semesters)
  • Humanities or social sciences (1 semester)

Recommended Courses

  • Biochemistry
  • Ethics
  • Genetics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Foreign language
  • Independent learning courses
  • Seminar-type courses involving small group discussions
  • Social and behavioral sciences and humanities

Admission Statistics Twin Cities

Average accepted MCAT: 511

Average accepted GPA: 3.7

Admission Statistics Duluth

Average accepted MCAT: 506

Average accepted GPA: 3.7

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