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University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School
University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School
  • Year founded: 1972
  • ENROLLED TOTAL: 60
  • School Website: View Site >
University of Minnesota Duluth Medical School (UMN-Duluth)
Allopathic Medical School
Duluth
In-State Applicants Favored
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 2 42 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS - 1 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $37,872
  • Non - Resident Tuition $49,767
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG MCAT 507
  • AVG GPA 3.6
  • LIZZYM Score 65.4

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Admissions Information

  • Office of Admissions, Duluth
  • 180 Med
  • 1035 University Drive
  • Duluth 55812
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

The University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus was founded in 1972 to serve the needs of rural Minnesota and Native American communities. As a mission-based campus, we are proven leaders in the areas of primary care, rural medicine, and training Native American physicians. The campus admits a small class of approximately 60 students each year. Through standard coursework and specialized one-on-one clinical teaching experiences, our students are trained to deliver expert care for rural and Native American communities. After two years in Duluth, students have a variety of options for completing their medical education, including the Rural Physician Associate Program or clerkships in Duluth, Minneapolis, or St. Paul.

Curriculum

Our curriculum emphasizes the training of rural primary care physicians although it provides an outstanding foundation for students interested in other types of rural medical practices. The US News and World Report's rankings consistently list us in the top ten medical schools for training students interested in primary care and rural medicine.

Facilities

We are especially proud of our Center of American Indian and Minority Health and its activities designed to interest, identify and recruit American Indians into medical school. It has been identified as a "Center of Excellence" by the federal government. We also have programs focused upon developing an interest in American Indian high school and undergraduate students in scientific research.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 36
Negatively 3
No change 0

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.54 41

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.86 36

0 = low, 10 = high

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"They mailed my stuff to me pretty late before my interview. Other than that everything has gove smoothly." More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be nice if you could get the name of the interviewer(s) before the day." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Get up to speed. Impress your candidates instead of taking them to the greaseball food plaza. Tell" More from this Member | Report Response

"Email letters instead of paper mail." More from this Member | Report Response

"None, by far the most efficient and courteous admissions staff I have dealt with." More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"What would you do if one of your patients came up to you on the street before a long weekend and asked for their prescription? Their only other option they have is a $300+ emergency visit." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why family medicine vs specialty and why rural medicine" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why not go into research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"I had to explain details about experiences on my AMCAS." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why rural medicine? Why family medicine? Be specific." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was the most valuable part of your shadowing experience?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you a happy person?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Many questions centered around being a family practicioner in rural Minnesota." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your experience in a rural area." More from this Member | Report Response

"You have quite the family, tell me about them..." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you like to hunt?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you look forward to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in rural family medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you see your practice, size location, ect. being in the future" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are some of the downsides of living in a small town? What do you like about living in a small town? Where might you specifically want to end up? " More from this Member | Report Response

"How does a physician separate his/her home life from work life, especially a family practice physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why primary care? Why rural medicine? Where do you see yourself after residency? Envision your future practice? What is the ideal GPA and MCAT of a rural family practice physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your family." More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you? Do you agree with their descriptions?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strength/Weakness" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you think is the biggest challenge in practicing rural medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would your friends describe you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How has what you have done prepared you for medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the most important quality a doctor needs to have?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Most of them dealt with my willingness to be a rural physician? They really wanted to make sure I sincerely wanted to pursue family medicine!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why I want to be a Family Doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you really call your mother everyday? (My interviewer totally took this out of context from my secondary because she started looking over my file when I got into the room!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you go to college out of state?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What kind of a role would you specifically play within the class of medical school students?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A patient comes in to see a doctor for a smoking-related lung illness for the third time, and it's clear that he's not been in compliance with the doctor's suggestions. The doctor looks at him and says "I've seen you three times and you've never done what I've told you to. You're probably going to die of this. I don't want to see you in here again, because I have other patients who will be compliant with whom I can better spend my time." What is your response to this exchange?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What attributes do you posses that'll make you a good doc?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Be prepared to answer hypothetical situation questions. My interviewer asked me questions such as, "if you were a doctor and a young boy came in with bruises on his chest" what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is this C- doing here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Strengths and weaknesses?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you establish trust with someone? " More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"What is your favorite class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Where do you see yourself in 10 years? What kind of practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you react if you were to fail a test during medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How high are your heels/why did you wear those shoes? (I was wearing stiletos)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you had a DWI?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What type of ethical issues have you ran into in you life and how have you dealt with them?" More from this Member | Report Response

"So you dislike ambiguity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you integrate your faith into your medical practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like to do when you're not studying?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you like Powerpoint medical education?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you treat a family member with gonorrhea?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Have you ever shot a person? lol, i'm an avid hunter so it fit in the conversation..." More from this Member | Report Response

"how do you feel about the difference between pay of a family practitioner and a specialist?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing too out of the ordinary." More from this Member | Report Response

"What would your sister say of you/friends?" More from this Member | Report Response

"A lawyer comes to for care and find out she is pregnant. She returns home and a week later calls and demands to why everyone throughout the town knows that she's pregnant. You know that you did not disclose this... and you are left to look only to your nurse of 13 years...What do you? (the answer confirmer by interviwer: if you indeed determine she violated HIPPA, you must terminate her)" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked me my view on a situation in which the interviewer had heard a well respected physician threaten his patient that if he didnt quit smoking, he didn't want to see the patient for the same smoking related illness anymore." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the ideal GPA for a family practice physician?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you handle moral situations?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What would you do if you had the financial resources of say, the Gates?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's the one thing I should emphasize to the admission's committee about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Did you perform extra community service just to get into med school, or b/c you really wanted to?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you like about living in Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role does a rural physician play in Northern Minnesota?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Who would you like to meet and why?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you still have a job if your lab director lost his grant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What did you make for the fashion review (4-H clothing event) when you went to the Minnesota State Fair?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you have an abortion?" More from this Member | Report Response

"nothing really...they seemed to really focus on flushing out what I wrote about in my secondary and AMCAS as well as confirming my interest in primary care and rural MN." More from this Member | Report Response

""My job is to advocate for you to the admissions committee. Tell me what I should focus on in order to advocate for you to the best of my ability."" More from this Member | Report Response

"How do you think medicinal research will change in the next decade?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were a physician, how would you deal with the homeless population in the community in which you live?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Don't you think that it would be a pain having to act like a role model in your community? " More from this Member | Report Response

"So tell me about where you got your suit..." More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
0.00 1

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 1

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"The student body and faculty is extremely cooperative." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"Many students are not satisfied with the curriculum and the courses, as they tend to be disorganized." | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"First Aid, Pathoma, Netter." | Report Response

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