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Advancing health and health care in Minnesota

The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs is the University’s front door for clinical work, research and training. We make it easy for the state, industry and community to partner with the University to advance health and wellbeing across the state.

Interested in Partnering with the University?

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3,000+ Established Clinical Training Partnerships

See the live, up to date map of placements of our thousands of health science learners:

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Access to Clinical Trials

We work with health care providers across the state who need access to cutting-edge research, including clinical trials.

Clinical Practice Partnerships

We work with partners inside and outside the University to create and foster interdisciplinary collaborations that strengthen clinical practice, pursue new knowledge, and advance patient care. We strengthen workforce skills among University clinical practice entities and health system partners to promote excellent patient care and outcomes, as well as develop and provide outstanding health care across the state.

Clinical Training Partnerships

We work closely with our clinical training partners to ensure our trainees acquire clinical skills and interprofessional competencies through robust clinical learning and simulation experiences.

Our clinical training partnerships across Minnesota, many of them in rural or underserved communities, serve as training sites for our thousands of health science learners. Our partnerships provide hands-on learning opportunities for our students and trainees and put us at the forefront of world-class research and innovative treatments.

Community-University Research Partnerships

Community groups — such as nonprofits, health care providers, and community advocates — can tackle the health issues they care about by partnering with the U of M on research.

OACA Interprofessional Intern Projects and Partners

Community partners are invited to request an interprofessional team of 2-3 interns to engage in a problem-based project. Projects are anticipated to occur over the course of each academic year between October and May, with potential for extension.  Contact: Sara North and Cheri Friedrich with questions and to help co-create project concepts.

Workforce Solutions: QI Improvement Projects
Community Outreach & Engagement
Data Projects Driving Solutions