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Minnesota's Future Doctors Program

Supported by the University of Minnesota Medical School

Minnesota's Future Doctors (MFD) prepares pre-medical students from Minnesota communities underrepresented in medicine for admission to medical school. MFD provides critical coaching and support to its scholars in order to assist in the development of a competitive portfolio for their application to medical school. Scholars that meet program expectations will receive MCAT preparation courses and materials, American Medical College Application System (AMCAS) application support, research opportunities, physician shadowing, connections to health-related experiences, and individualized advising to assist scholars with successful admission into medical school.

Minnesota's Future Doctor Scholar Profile:

  • First or second year full time student¬†
  • Academically strong and high achieving (GPA of ¬†3.2 or higher)
  • First-generation college student
  • Low socioeconomic background
  • From a rural community, underrepresented in medicine or underrepresented minority groups
  • Displays early engagement in medical-related experiences
  • Has demonstrated progress in prerequisite courses for medical school
  • Must be a Minnesota resident

MFD scholars will participate in:

  • Medical-related and undergraduate research experiences
  • MCAT preparation
  • One-on-one advising and workshops focused on preparing and applying to medical school
  • Individual development of action plans
  • Collaborative advising with the University of Minnesota Health Careers Center and the Medical School Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
  • The Future Physician Series offered by the Health Careers Center, and Empowering Multicultural Students for Careers in Medicine Seminar offered by the Medical School

Application process:

  • Complete online application
  • Letter of recommendation (sent to program directly from recommendation writer)
  • All university and college unofficial transcripts sent to program
  • Minnesota Future Doctors Program will accept applications from September 1, 2014 through January 20, 2015
  • Apply Online


University of Minnesota Medical School Admissions basics (26 min. presentation)

Medical school planning guide: The Hand of a Phenomenal Pre-Med (9MB PDF)


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