Our academic partnership
Academic medicine gives the public access to new knowledge that greatly improves the quality of health care and patients' lives. It does so through the fulfillment of three integrated, interdependent missions: achieving medical breakthroughs, educating each new generation of physicians and bringing new knowledge to patients with critical, complex illnesses that can be treated only with breakthrough therapies.
In Minnesota, academic medicine is embodied, since 1997, in the partnership between the University of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services.
University of Minnesota Academic Health Center consists of six schools and colleges (Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Dentistry and College of Veterinary Medicine) that educate and train the next generation of researchers, physicians and other health care professionals.
University of Minnesota Physicians, a 700-member group practice, includes members of the Medical School's faculty who apply clinical breakthroughs to exceptional specialty care for patients at the University hospitals as well as hospitals and clinics throughout the community.
Fairview Health Services owns and operates the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital as well as several community-based hospitals and clinics.
Through Fairview's partnership with the University, we’re able to make the discovery of new treatments and cures accessible throughout our communities and beyond to be the best health care delivery system for America.