The University of Minnesota health sciences combine to form one of the largest, most comprehensive academic health centers in the nation. And you're part of it.
The health sciences at the University of Minnesota is home to six colleges and schools, and more than 100 centers, institutes, hospitals, and clinics. We focus on:
- Training the next generation of health professionals
- Advancing critical research
- Growing Minnesota's economy and supporting the business climate
- Providing high quality care to individuals, families, and communities
- Preventing diseases before they start
The University of Minnesota is at the hub of innovation in healthcare, with geographical access to world-class hospitals and clinics as well as high-tech medical corporations.
By supporting the mission of education, discovery, and leading-edge care, we aim to improve the health of people and animals across Minnesota and around the world.
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The Health Sciences Resource Hub provides a go-to source for health sciences employees to find the people, forms, policies, and resources to do their jobs.
Support units and administration for the health sciences
Governing body for faculty at the health sciences
What makes the health sciences at the University of Minnesota an amazing place?
Our researchers, educators, and health professionals thrive in an environment where cross-discipline teamwork is valued, encouraged, and rewarded. Their drive to discover leads the way to a healthier future for all people.
Researchers and clinicians from different disciplines work side by side in the collaborative Biomedical Discovery District, a “scientific neighborhood” that maximizes resources and houses 1,000 investigators.
We work with 1,500+ clinics across Minnesota, many of them in Greater Minnesota and underserved communities, providing care tailored to all Minnesotans and varied clinical rotations for students.
Training the workforce
The University of Minnesota trains about 70 percent of Minnesota’s health care providers, including doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, public health workers, and veterinarians. Explore our degree programs.
The University of Minnesota is at the hub of innovation in healthcare, in research topics such as brain sciences, cancer, cardiovascular disease, children's health, diabetes, infectious disease, and stem cells.
The University of Minnesota's history of health innovation includes the first open-heart surgery, first pancreas and human bone marrow transplants, creation of the Alzheimer’s mouse model, and discovery of the diet-heart disease connection.
Simulation education is leading the way to improved patient safety. With new technologies emerging every day, our students develop valuable, hands-on clinical expertise in a simulation setting, learning how to create a better patient experience.