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Courtnee Heyduk

Courtnee Heyduk, MD

  • Class of 2022
Courtnee Heyduk
  • Medical School

    University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Sioux Falls, SD
  • Undergraduate School

    University of Minnesota Rochester Rochester, MN
  • Hometown

    Brookings, SD
  • If I wasn't a doctor, I'd be a...

    Nurse.

  • My interests/hobbies outside of medicine are...

    Kayaking, camping, hiking, baking, reading, and doing crosswords.

  • On the weekends, I like to...

    spend some time going to my hometown, Brookings. I also spend a lot of time outside of work with my co-residents, their families, and their dogs!

  • The thing that surprised me most about Sioux Falls was...

    the length of the bike trail!

  • My favorite place in Sioux Falls to get a meal or grab a drink is...

    Sushi Masa

  • My favorite place in South Dakota is...

    The Black Hills.

  • I chose this program...

    because I loved getting to see the residents interact and help each other. I enjoyed the option of a child and adolescent fellowship. I appreciated the acuity of our hospital and the volume of patients that we get to see.

  • What do you get/benefit from by choosing this program over another, similar program?

    I feel that the teamwork and collaboration are phenomenal. I know I can ask a question to any of my colleagues or attendings and get help. I feel our staff and providers are approachable. There is room for independent learning and moonlighting which helps us gain confidence prior to finishing residency.

  • What has surprised you about the Psychiatry program?

    The volume of patients that we see. I have had numerous instances of great learning cases which helps me feel more prepared for life as an attending.

  • What's the best perk of this program?

    The co-residents and ability to collaborate.

  • What do you know now that you wish you did prior to matching with this program?

    That a whole month is dedicated to the transition from medical school to inpatient psychiatry. There is no need to stress about medications or how to take an H&P. Your co-residents will be there to help you out!