Internal Medicine

Resident Life

Join our healthcare community.

Your training will take place at two progressive, tertiary care medical centers totaling over 1,000 patient beds. Sanford and Avera Health Systems serve as major referral centers for a large geographic region including South Dakota and neighboring states. This ensures you will encounter patients with very complex, challenging clinical conditions.

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Enjoy life in Sioux Falls.

Our program operates in a 4+2 schedule with many associated merits. This scheduling model has greatly improved work-life balance, improved our residents’ ability to achieve amazing results in scholarly activity, and nation-leading scores on objective medical knowledge examinations. This is largely due to the protected time for self-study, research, and fun. Our model allows for weekends off during ambulatory blocks and most electives. Call is eliminated with this model and night shifts occur only 1 week during your Inpatient Teaching Service’s only. This allows ample time to hang out with friends and enjoy Sioux Falls with sidewalk festivals, Farmer’s markets, and other food/shopping events.

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A Day in the Life

Take a virtual tour of a day in the life of a USD Sanford School of Medicine Internal Medicine Resident.

Build camaraderie with your co-residents.

Our program is small enough so that all the residents know each other very well. Most of the residents usually live close by and get together outside of work too. The program sponsors social events throughout the year that allows the residents to pick fun activities for everyone to join in on.

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Meet Our Current Residents

Learn from diverse, experienced faculty.

The talented attending physicians enjoy teaching. In addition to regularly scheduled didactics, you will learn from them in a friendly environment often in a one-on-one setting. They are actively involved and invested in all aspects of your education including teaching, career planning, assisting with research projects and fostering success for practice or fellowship aspirations.

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