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Clinical Training and Interprofessional Education


Transforming how we teach the next generation of healthcare providers

Today’s health care challenges can’t be solved from one viewpoint or with one kind of expertise alone. They require different perspectives or different disciplines to come together. That’s why our health sciences students learn together, solve problems together, and develop real-world working relationships. By training together, our students learn how to practice interdisciplinary care that can tackle the real-world, truly difficult healthcare problems.

M Simulation

Our learners use simulation to develop clinical expertise by practicing skills, applying knowledge, and learning from their mistakes without risk to actual patients. Interprofessional and team-based simulations build bridges between disciplines and help prepare professionals for collaborative practice.

Clinical 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 healthcare across the state.

Health Sciences Education Center

This new state-of-the-art health care education facility will help us train health professionals who are ready to leverage each other's talents—to improve the health of the communities we serve. At 202,000 gross square feet, the Health Sciences Education Center will be one of the most comprehensive interprofessional education facilities in the country.

Research Across Disciplines

Our Clinical and Translational Science Institute trains and rewards interdisciplinary research teams.

Educational Offerings

Center for Bioethics

The Center for Bioethics helps students, professionals, policy makers, and the public confront and understand ethical issues in health, health care, new biomedical technologies, the environment, and the life sciences.

Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility

Through global health learning opportunities, the center champions interdisciplinary opportunities to exchange knowledge and expand abilities for the advancement of global health.

Clinical and Translational Science Institute

One of CTSI's major goals is to train and reward interdisciplinary research teams at the University of Minnesota and in our communities.

Institute for Health Informatics

The Institute for Health Informatics leads the interprofessional discovery, application, and teaching of health information sciences to improve the health of individuals and communities.

Institute for Molecular Virology

The Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) seeks to improve the health of the citizens of Minnesota through education, outreach, and research (basic, clinical, and translational).

Masonic Cancer Center

The Masonic Cancer Center creates a collaborative research environment focused on the causes, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer.

MN Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program

The Minnesota Northstar GWEP facilitates and strengthens meaningful support and collaboration of key partners in the geriatrics field. The University, along with community partners, are working to provide greater access to community education in aging and dementia; improve geriatrics training in health professions, and transform primary care clinical training and practice sites to provide age-friendly care.