The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs

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Reimagining health

We are driven to improve care by advancing clinical science, education and training.

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The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA) leverages and broadens interdisciplinary opportunities and supports infrastructure for clinical research and training.

OACA plays a key role in making connections across the University and with our communities. We advance the University of Minnesota’s clinical mission by:

  • bringing together strengths and talents from across the University.
  • developing partnerships statewide in clinical research, training and practice.
  • preparing learners with interprofessional clinical training.
  • driving cross-disciplinary, statewide collaborations that tackle today’s complex health issues.

Land-grant university

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities is built within the traditional homelands of the Dakota people. It is important to acknowledge the peoples on whose land we live, learn, and work as we seek to improve and strengthen our relations with our tribal nations. We also acknowledge that words are not enough. We must ensure that our institution provides support, resources, and programs that increase access to all aspects of higher education for our American Indian students, staff, faculty, and community members.