School of Medicine & Health Sciences


Not too far from the tree

The Brothers Schommer discuss their different paths to and from the SMHS.

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From Hue to Wounded Knee

Several SMHS grads from the 1960s ended up in Vietnam and elsewhere following graduation.

Here are just a few of their stories.

The Other Great War

SMHS faculty discuss the 100th anniversary of the influenza epidemic of 1918-19, which took the lives of 27 UND students—including one medical student.

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En Garde

SMHS grads serving in North Dakota’s Army National Guard describe their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan—and how neither is as different from home as one might think.

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How will you help heal the world?

Medical School

We offer North Dakota's only four-year doctor of medicine degree. Students spend their first two years in Grand Forks before training at clinical sites across the state.

Health Sciences
Health Sciences

In addition to medicine, we offer professional degrees in medical laboratory science, sports medicine, public health, physician assistant studies, and physical and occupational therapy.


Researchers specializing in epigenetics, neurodegenerative diseases, infectious disease, and health disparities conduct over $20 million of research annually. 


Donor support in recent years has helped us lower medical student debt from well above to well below the national average relative to students at other U.S. medical schools.


From our quarterly magazine North Dakota Medicine to our annual community report Vital Signs, the latest UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences publications are all online.

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