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AHS 1601 - Future Physician II: The Life & Work of a Physician

Explore the field of medicine by interacting with physician guest speakers from the University of Minnesota Medical School and the community. Physician speakers will share information about their specialties, while talking about their own personal pathways to medicine. Students will learn to think critically about the challenges and opportunities of a career in medicine through interactive and reflective exercises. (1 cr)

AHS 1601 meets Wednesdays, 3:35-4:25 p.m. in 2-620 Moos Tower, and is taught by Tricia Todd, Interim Director of the Pre-Health Student Resource Center, and Dr. Andrew Slattengren, Assistant Professor in the UMN Medical School, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. This course is part of the Future Physician course series taught by the Pre-Health Student Resource Center. Students are able to take AHS 1601 as the first course in the series (before taking AHS 1600). The course requires a permission number, and students can request one by emailing

What other students have said about the course:

  • "Both instructors were extremely passionate about the materials we learned - it made the class engaging." 
  • "I loved hearing from doctors with experience in a variety of specialties!" 
  • "They (the teachers and the guest speakers) were all very nice and interesting. They made me want to come to class."
  • "The instructors provided access to material relevant to medical school applications and future healthcare options." 
  • "They brought in guest speakers that really helped confirm my decision to go into medicine!"
January, 2018