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Through active-learning classes, hands-on research and volunteer opportunities, many CBS graduates are well prepared to go on to programs in a variety of health-related fields. In pursuit of these advanced degrees, you can take advantage of our pre-health opportunities and resources on campus to prepare for your future in healthcare. 

MD/PhD Information Session

The University of Minnesota Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) is hosting an information session for CBS students. Dr. Yoji Shimizu, Director of the MD/PhD program, will share information about the MD/PhD career path and admissions requirements, and current MD/PhD students will be available to answer questions about the student experience. Free pizza will be provided. Not sure if you're interested in an MD/PhD?  Learn more here!

CBSelfie with Danielle Amundsen

Whether it’s Grey’s Anatomy, ER or General Hospital, this CBS undergraduate sees where the media gets medicine right, and sometimes a bit wrong.

Danielle Amundsen

Who are you?
Danielle Amundsen; Junior; Biochemistry major, Spanish Studies and Public Health minors

Where is your hometown?
Waunakee, WI

Native American Research Internship at the University of Utah

The Native American Research Internship is a dynamic summer research opportunity for qualified undergraduate junior and senior students who are interested in health science or biomedical careers. It is a 10-week, paid summer internship funded by the NIH. The internship focus is to provide Native American students an outstanding laboratory or clinically based research experience working alongside world-class research faculty at the University of Utah.

A Calling in Conakry

CBS undergraduate Karimatou Bah traces her interest in medicine back to her childhood in Guinea.

Karimatou Bah

Karimatou Bah sees pursuing medicine as more than studying the human body or enjoying the prestige of becoming a doctor. For her, it’s personal.  

CBS Pre-Med Exposé: A Physician’s Journey

Learn about the journey to medical school, with multiple organizations sharing how to become a competitive applicant. Look for volunteer opportunities, clinical experiences, student organizations and other activities to get involved with. 

Event Details

  • Friday, December 2
  • 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Bruininks 312

Global Health Case Competition Applications Due November 21

The U of M Global Health Case Competition is a unique opportunity for students to be a part of an interdisciplinary team collaboratively analyzing a real-world global health challenge.  Applications now open for the January 2017 competition. Graduate, professional, and upper-level undergraduate students from across the U of M who are interested in global health are invited to participate. Students may apply either as a team or as an individual. 

Learn more and apply:

Internship at Critical Care Research Center at Regions Hospital

Applications for an internship at the Critical Care Research Center at Regions Hospital are now open. This internship provides the opportunity to become immersed in multiple aspects of clinical research ranging from NIH-funded trials to retrospective investigator-initiated trials at a Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center. Interns will spend the majority of time in the emergency department, allowing first-hand exposure to the medical field. 

Summer Health Professions Education Program

The Summer Health Professions Education Program is a free, six-week academic academic program for college freshman or sophomores who identify as an underrepresented groups in healthcare professions. You may apply to up to three program sites of your choice. Applications are accepted now through March 1, 2017. For additional information about the program and the program sites, please visit and follow @SHPEPconnect on Twitter.

Master of Medical Sciences in Immunology at Harvard Medical School

Gain an instructional and research-based foundation in both basic and clinical immunology through the Master's of Medical Sciences in Immunology at the Harvard Medical School. Courses will start with the fundamentals and rapidly progress to cutting-edge knowledge, all taught by world-renowned faculty members in the program in Immunology at Harvard.