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General Surgery

General Surgery

Developed to train general surgeons able to provide excellent surgical care in rural settings, the program provides trainees with a strong foundation of academic excellence, sound technical skills, research, and an understanding of contemporary issues in surgical practices.

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Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

The program prepares competent and compassionate internists who provide high quality care to diverse populations and actively engage in lifelong learning. The program attracts an exceptional resident staff due to its unique teaching climate, clinically-oriented program, and dedicated faculty.

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Pathology

Pathology

Residents receive a challenging curriculum, diverse pathology, and plenty of one-on-one attention. Recent graduates have all matched with competitive fellowships in surgical pathology, breast pathology, hematopathology, cytopathology, and dermatopathology.

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Pediatrics

Pediatrics

Residents experience a unique and vibrant educational community dedicated to developing successful pediatricians. The program provides a foundation of pediatric medicine that can serve as the basis for entering general pediatrics practice or the most rigorous of subspecialty fellowship programs.

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Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Residents provide comprehensive mental health services at three university clinic outpatient facilities in Sioux Falls and at numerous outreach sites throughout the region.

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Transitional Year

Transitional Year

Residents receive a well-balanced, broad-based medical education that allows each resident to satisfy his or her specific needs and interests. The program offers up to seven elective blocks with a schedule designed specifically for each resident.

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Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency

The combination of hands-on training with experienced doctors, dedicated nurses, a well-rounded training program, and cutting edge technology makes this program a leading choice for those interested in pursuing family medicine.

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Pierre Rural Family Medicine Residency

This is a 1-2 program, with a separate NRMP Match number, that accepts 2 residents per year. The first year is in Sioux Falls, with years 2 and 3 in Pierre, a rural community of 14,000.

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Rapid City Family Medicine Residency

Developed and implemented to assist the western South Dakota region by training physicians to provide broad-based, high quality, primary care in a rural setting, this program offers extensive post-graduate level education in the medical and surgical disciplines, including the practice of obstetrics.

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Why Choose USD GME

  • This program has helped me grow into a better physician, speaker, and thinker. It is a great feeling to know that your program is looking out for you and will try to help you in any way possible.

    Muhammad Arsalan Arshad
    Muhammad Arsalan Arshad, MD Internal Medicine Resident, Class of 2022 Meet Resident
  • I have found a great program, with tons of support, and amazing learning opportunities.

    Derek Lee
    Derek Lee, MD Internal Medicine Resident, Class of 2023 Meet Resident
  • It’s a diamond in the rough. It’s a small program in South Dakota but has so much to offer.

    Taryn Raschein
    Taryn Raschein, MD Pediatrics Resident, Class of 2021 Meet Resident
  • Find a program that allows you to be a confident physician after residency. Find a program with supportive co-residents and attendings. Find a program that allows you free-time to enjoy your individual interests outside of work. For me, that program is USD.

    Eric Novak
    Eric Novak, DO Psychiatry Resident, Class of 2023 Meet Resident
  • I love my residency program. I have enough autonomy with good supervision. Dedicated time for didactics and faculty amazes me.

    Rakshya Sharma
    Rakshya Sharma, MD Internal Medicine Resident, Class of 2021 Meet Resident
  • I am a native South Dakotan, it is a beautiful state and a great place to practice medicine. The program and school are wonderful! I wanted a place that prepared me to be a well rounded physician, and I felt like this was the place that would do it!

    Brett Montieth
    Brett Montieth, MD Psychiatry Resident, Class of 2024 Meet Resident

Life in Sioux Falls

Get to know the city of Sioux Falls, SD. Sioux Falls is the largest city in South Dakota. It has everything you want out of a big city but with a low cost of living and low crime rates. We hope you'll call it home as you continue your medical education (and who knows, maybe even longer!)

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A message from the Dean.

Welcome to Graduate Medical Education at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. We are excited that you are interested in what we have to offer in terms of training and lifestyle. With the current climate of uncertainty on many fronts, we believe we offer you the opportunity to work and train in an environment of excellence and safety.

As someone who relocated here after 20 years on the west coast, I can authentically state that it was a terrific decision. I feel so blessed to work with partners in such a robust medical environment located in a community with just the right mix of progressive steadfastness. We will give you healthy roots on your way to new heights. Please explore your program(s) of choice and reach out with questions as you make this very important decision!

Nedd Brown, Ed.D.

Nedd Brown, Ed.D.

Dean of Graduate Medical Education