Driven to lead and advance the practice of medicine
At University of Minnesota Physicians, our focus is on improving and empowering the lives of patients of all ages. For over 20 years UMPhysicians and its 950 physicians and 1,600 health professionals have provided care and pioneered medical practices as a non-profit supporting the century old University of MN Medical School. We do this through collaborative patient care, breakthrough research and the training of tomorrow’s physicians.
As clinicians, we practice in primary care and over 100 specialty and subspecialty areas. As educators, we apply state-of-the-art knowledge and technology to teach and mentor future physicians. As researchers, we address critical medical problems, then translate research findings into novel therapies to benefit patients.
In this environment of inquiry and education, our physicians practice academic medicine. We create innovative programs that foster a collaborative culture where UMPhysicians specialists from a variety of disciplines work together to ensure the care of patients. This approach offers patients comprehensive, well-coordinated care that is directly linked to research developed innovations.
History of University of Minnesota Physicians
UMPhysicians has deep roots in the University of Minnesota Medical School, which has trained physicians since 1888. In 1997, 18 separate practice groups of physicians at the University united to form University of Minnesota Physicians. UMPhysicians serves as the integrated group practice for the Medical School faculty.
Since our founding we have achieved considerable growth and major improvements to our clinical and business operations. Today UMPhysicians owns and manages more than 50 specialty clinics and five family medicine clinics. In 2016 UMPhysicians opened the state-of-the-art Clinics and Surgery Center in Minneapolis on the University of Minnesota campus which focuses on the melding of patient care and academic research through innovative design features.
Unique partnership for better health care
These institutions form a partnership with UMPhysicians to combine innovative academic medicine with world-class community health care:
University of Minnesota Medical School; Our physicians partner with and provide instruction at the University of Minnesota Medical School helping to train the next generation of physicians, in addition to researching the next breakthrough advances in medicine.
Fairview Health Services: Fairview partners in the operation of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, along with a broad network of community-based hospitals and clinics in which UMPhysicians operates specialty clinics.
Other healthcare systems across the region, such as Park Nicollet Clinics, Regions Hospital, North Memorial and TRIA Orthopedic Center.
Why UMPhysicians Education at UMPhysicians is imperative and we provide consistent opportunity for training, self-improvement, and advancement. We help to train over 70% of doctors in Minnesota while creating a space where all employees can learn and grow not only their skills, but their own careers. UMPhysicians believes firmly in investing resources to provide our medical and administrative staff the tools they need to care for our patients. Our teams and leadership leverage those tools to create cutting-edge new ways of providing care and fostering an atmosphere of success and inclusion.