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The art of medicine

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North Dakota’s only medical school explores how and where to embed more arts and humanities education into its medical curriculum In 2020, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) published “The Fundamental Role of the Arts and Humanities in Medical Education,” a report that reiterated the organization’s belief that “integration of the arts and humanities […]

ITRRC to host Dr. Danielle Gartner’s presentation on Indigenous birth givers on Feb. 21

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For its next Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) Colloquium Series, the Indigenous Trauma and Resilience Research Center (ITRRC) will present Dr. Danielle R. Gartner, a distinguished population health scientist from the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Central) on Wednesday, Feb. 21, Dr. Gartner’s presentation, “Equity & […]

Leaders today and tomorrow

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SMHS students across programs engage with their professions through multiple student interest groups. Health career graduate programs – like medicine, physical therapy, and occupational therapy – all have inclusive, well-rounded curricula to prepare students for their future careers. Involvement in student interest organizations can enhance learning experiences by connecting classroom work with hands-on experiences or […]

SMHS launches new Dakota Health podcast

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The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is proud to announce the arrival of a new health and medicine podcast produced in-house at UND: Dakota Health. Each 30-minute episode of Dakota Health explores a specific healthcare topic with UND-based faculty, students, and staff from across North Dakota. The inaugural episode features a chat with […]

Medical Doctor Class of 2027 begins studies at UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences

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“I chose UND because I just really enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere the interview provided and I come from a rural community so I knew I would fit in well,” said Madison Schumacher, confessing that she was drawn to UND in part because she loves wintry weather. “I’m super excited to be here and meet everyone […]

Gold Humanism Honor Society host Induction Ceremony recognizing 11 students, 3 faculty

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The UND chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) held an Induction Ceremony and Banquet at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences on July 13. At the event, keynote speaker Dr. Jon Allen and his fellow chapter advisors Dr. Charles Christianson and Dr. John Hagen helped induct several faculty, resident, and student […]

A rising tide lifts all boats

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School of Medicine & Health Sciences expands its “Adopt” campaign to cover more health professions Most of us are familiar with the term “adopt” in the legal context as it revolves around the notion of parenthood. At the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, though, the term’s additional meanings – embrace and assume, establish […]

From the Dean: Student, faculty, and staff awards season

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What an exciting and wonderful week! As I outlined in last week’s For Your Health column, last Saturday we graduated 75 senior medical students as the newest graduates of the UND SMHS. And tomorrow we will graduate nearly 230 more health professions students during UND’s graduate (morning) and undergraduate (afternoon) commencement ceremonies. These graduates-to-be represent […]

Phase 1 medical students recognize three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards for Unit IV

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In recognition of outstanding performance in the encouragement, enrichment, and education of tomorrow’s physicians, the medical student Class of 2026 has recognized three faculty for Outstanding Unit Instructor Awards in Unit IV of the 2022-23 academic year. The Class of 2026 (Phase 1) Unit IV awardees are the following individuals: Benjamin Noonan, M.D., Clinical Faculty […]

Indigenous Trauma & Resilience Research Center to host second annual symposium April 20-21

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The Indigenous Trauma and Resilience Research Center (ITRRC) will hold its second annual symposium on April 20 and 21, 2023, online and in-person at UND’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Conference events will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST) each day. This year’s symposium is free for both in-person and online […]

‘Overwhelmed and excited’: fourth-year UND medical students respond to their residency match results

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“I’m overwhelmed and excited,” smiled Grand Forks native Annabel Jiran from a classroom on the second floor of the main UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) building in Grand Forks. “UND has prepared me well for the next phase of training through fostering my ability to question, think critically, integrate knowledge, communicate clearly, […]

Spring 2023 North Dakota Medicine now available

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The Spring 2023 issue of the SMHS quarterly magazine North Dakota Medicine is now available. Check it out now on paper or online! Feature Stories this issue include: The Next 50 Years – UND’s first-of-its-kind Indians Into Medicine program celebrates a half-century of cultivating Indigenous health providers. Rural Realizations – Tales from Tioga and Fort Totten about how rural […]

Giving Hearts Day is Thursday, Feb. 9

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The UND Alumni Association & Foundation needs your support to continue providing financial assistance to students for Dakota Medical Foundation’s Giving Hearts Day 2023 on Feb. 9. Students are the heart of UND, and now you have the opportunity to transform the lives of our many students. “The scholarships I’ve received have helped me reach […]

SMHS hands out student and faculty awards at annual ‘Sophomore Awards’ ceremony

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Several UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences medical students and faculty received awards on Thursday, Jan. 12, at the School’s 2023 Sophomore Awards Ceremony. Academic, teaching, and service awards were awarded on behalf of the School and the North Dakota Medical Association, including: North Dakota Medical Association Awards Awarded to second-year students nominated by […]

Medical students present at National Association of Medical Examiners annual meeting

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Congratulations to the four UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences M.D. Class of 2025 students who presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) in Dallas, Texas (Oct. 14 – 18, 2022). All four students listed below received a $250 student recognition award from the NAME Foundation for […]