Graduate Medical Education Office

The University of Minnesota has a long tradition of post-graduate training in nearly all of the medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. The Medical School sponsors over eighty residency and fellowship programs at nearly every hospital in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) and numerous urban and rural clinics and hospitals in Minnesota. This website will link you to programs of interest and provide you with information about our residency and fellowship programs. 

—John S. Andrews, MD, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

GME at the University of Minnesota

View the UMN Overview of Graduate Medical Education Prezi to gain a better understanding of GME at the University of Minnesota, including GME's place within the Academic Health Center (AHC), partnerships with affiliated hospitals and clinic sites, the role of the GME Office, the structure of GME programs within their clinical departments, roles of program directors and coordinators, and a day in the life of a GME trainee.

Statement of commitment

The University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to graduate medical education, which emphasizes education and training of physicians to meet the healthcare needs of our region, advancement of knowledge, and leadership in the biomedical sciences and in academic medicine.

With this commitment, the University of Minnesota Medical School will provide adequate funding for administration, personnel, educational, clinical resources, and faculty teaching time to be certain that every program under our institutional sponsorship offers the best possible training environment and educational opportunities.

Meet the Graduate Medical Education (GME) team

Visit us

Directions to our offices on the 2nd floor of Mayo

Basic GME numbers (as of Jan 2018)

Total number of GME trainees: 1,009 

  • 777 medical residents
  • 232 medical fellows

Total number of active programs: 135

  • 92 ACGME accredited
  • 15 other accrediting bodies
  • 28 non-accredited

GME Annual Report

Goals for Graduate Medical Education

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of graduate and post-graduate medical, professional and educational training to prepare physicians for the practice of specialty and/or subspecialty training, or for the pursuit of academic and research medicine.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Diversity statement: University of Minnesota Medical School

The University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to excellence in fulfilling its mission. We uphold that an environment of inclusiveness, equal opportunity, and respect for the similarities and differences in our community fosters excellence, and that institutional diversity fuels the scholarly advancement of knowledge. An atmosphere where differences are valued leads to the training of a culturally competent healthcare workforce qualified to meet the needs of the varied populations we serve.

The Medical School, as part of the University of Minnesota, shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The Medical School seeks to attain a diverse learning environment through the recruitment, enrollment, hiring, and retention/graduation of students, faculty, and staff who are underrepresented in medicine and may also be underrepresented in Minnesota. We strive especially to have our learning community better reflect the demographics of the state by increasing the representation of African-Americans/Blacks, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders, Native Alaskans, Hmong, individuals from rural backgrounds, first generation college students, or those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.