DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) – Students, staff and alumni of the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth Campus are celebrating 50 years.
They threw a party on Thursday, September 15.
The first class enrolled in 1972 with only 24 students, but now there are around 60.
They are currently 65 students enrolled at the University of Minnesota Medical School-Duluth Campus.
More than 40% of the school’s graduates end up working in rural communities in Minnesota and the United States.
Headteachers hope that continuing to grow will only help.
“There is still a shortage of doctors, especially in rural Minnesota and in rural communities across the country, so we don’t want to lose sight of why we were founded in the first place and we want to be able to continue that. as we move into the next fifty years,” said Kevin Diebel, Acting Dean of the UMD Medicine Regional Campus.
Over the past 50 years, more than 2,000 students have graduated from the program.
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