Curriculum & Community

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The curriculum is structured to provide support for PSTP trainees beginning in residency. In fellowship, grant-writing seminars, responsible conduct of research courses and didactics are available. PSTP, residency, and fellowship mentors provide guidance throughout training. Educational supplements encourage trainee participation in scientific meetings. PSTP dinners build community and offer insights from distinguished physician-scientists.


The University of Minnesota campus nestles on the Mississippi River between the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Arts, culture, professional sports, and culinary experiences abound in this metro area of 3 million residents. Transit options are plentiful, from light rail to extensive bike trails maintained year-round. An abundance of natural resources, including more than 20 metro lakes, provide a rich array of recreational activities that vary through Minnesota's four seasons. The Twin Cities combine big-city amenities and diversity with the friendliness of small town.