Blair Nelson MD - MedSchoolCoach

Blair Nelson MD

Blair Nelson MD, MedSchoolCoach
Dr. Nelson is an enthusiastic educator with multiple success stories assisting students obtaining entrance to medical school.

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Dr. Blair Nelson grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota and graduated Summa Cum Laude from his home-town University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. Dr. Nelson discovered his passion for teaching during college when he was invited to be a teaching assistant for Anatomy Lab. He then went on to attend medical school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where he graduated with honors (Alpha Omega Alpha). His passion for teaching continued into medical school where he was honored with a position teaching USMLE step 1 preparation for Kaplan. Dr. Nelson then eagerly moved to a warmer climate when he had the opportunity to obtain a residency position at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona where he completed his training in Family Medicine. During his final year of residency training, Dr. Nelson was elected Chief Resident of his program, which fostered his desire to teach. During residency training, Dr. Nelson found his clinical interest leaned toward rural Emergency Medicine and subsequently took a position in the ER in Fargo, North Dakota after residency.

For the next 12 years, Dr. Nelson worked as a rural ER doctor in Fargo, North Dakota and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. During his years as an attending physician, Dr. Nelson became even more involved with teaching and became director of medical education for his department and was named affiliate professor for the University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota medical schools. He found great joy in teaching all levels of medical education: pre-medical students, medical students, residents-in-training, nursing students, paramedic students, physician assistant students, nurse practitioner students as well as teaching Advanced Cardiac Life Support classes. Dr. Nelson received several awards throughout his career for teaching including “teacher of the year” from the paramedic school and the North Dakota State University Tri-College nurse practitioner school.

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University of North Dakota
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University of Minnesota
Mayo Clinic


Family Medicine/Emergency Medicine


During college I worked as a radio disc jockey (not affiliated with the University). I was offered several prestigious job opportunities in large-market radio just prior to starting medical school; but, chose the path of medicine.

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