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From the Dean: Envisioning 2035 in higher education

Categories: From the Dean

Earlier this week I attended a meeting of the North Dakota University System (NDUS) that included members from the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE). The theme of the meeting was to review the final reports of the nine groups that have been working on strategic planning related to the various missions and activities of […]

SMHS to host memorial open house for Judy Demers on May 21

Categories: Events

In recognition of the significant contribution Judy Demers made to medical education in North Dakota, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is hosting a memorial open house event for the School’s former Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The open house for Demers, who died on March 12, 2024, will be held in the […]

SMHS recognized by AAMC for ‘Bolstering the health care workforce through community engagement’

Categories: News

Late last month, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) published a document entitled “How Academic Medicine Serves Rural Communities Across the Country.” Given its focus on rural health training and delivery, the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) was included in the list of only six medical colleges identified for their success […]

Annual ND INBRE Undergraduate Research Symposium on Oct. 28

Categories: Research

The Annual North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences on Oct. 28. The event will be begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. The focus of the symposium is on research conducted by undergraduate students from undergraduate […]

UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies celebrates National PA Week Oct. 6-12

Categories: News

National PA Week is Oct. 6-12 and the UND Department of Physician Assistant Studies is celebrating! As you might know, PAs (physician associates/physician assistants) are licensed clinicians who practice medicine in every specialty and setting. Trusted, rigorously educated, and trained healthcare professionals, PAs are dedicated to expanding access to care and transforming health and wellness […]

NDBIN to offer Certified Brain Injury Specialist training

Categories: Education, Events

The North Dakota Brain Injury Network (NDBIN), a program within the UND Center for Rural Health, is offering Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) training on Nov. 2 and 3, 2023. Register now to become a Certified Brain Injury Specialist or to receive a Provisional CBIS (PCBIS) certification either in-person at the UND School of Medicine & Health […]

From the Dean: Reimagining higher education

Categories: From the Dean

In my column from a few weeks ago, I mentioned that the North Dakota University System (NDUS), in conjunction with the State Board of Higher Education (SBHE), is planning to update its current strategic visioning document (called Envision 2030) to run through 2035. Envision 2035, as it is called, will be the blueprint for how […]

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

Categories: News

“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 […]

Helping those who help others

Categories: News

The North Dakota Qualified Service Provider Hub assists rural caregivers Rural communities are idyllic places to live for many. The remote and quiet qualities of such places become conductors for relaxation and tranquility. The strong bonds formed with neighbors and friends likewise root families to the area. But as residents age, the characteristics that may […]

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

Categories: Events, Research

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 […]

From the Dean: Match Day results

Categories: From the Dean

As promised last week, here is a summary of the Match Day results for our soon-to-be graduating senior medical students. As you may recall, a week ago today our senior medical students (and their roughly 40,000 residency applicant counterparts from across the country and throughout the world) learned where they will be spending the next […]

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

Categories: News

“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, […]