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John Person, MD

  • Class of 2021
  • Chief Resident
  • Medical School

    University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine Vermillion, SD
  • Undergraduate School

    University of South Dakota Vermillion, SD
  • Hometown

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

    a pilot.

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

    attending concerts, watching sports, craft beer, spending time with my dog, and traveling.

  • On the weekends, I'm usually...

    Kayaking on the Big Sioux River or in Palisades State Park, going to the bike trail, and spending time with friends downtown.

  • My favorite place in South Dakota is...

    the Black Hills are nice, but I’d prefer to go to any USD coyotes game day in Vermillion.

  • The things that surprised me most about Sioux Falls is...

    great housing options, easy traffic, and the evolving downtown scene.

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

    Fernson Downtown

  • I chose this program...

    Because of the work-life balance, variety of clinical experiences, proximity to family, and moonlighting opportunities.

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

    USD’s psychiatry program allows residents to treat patients with a wide variety of diagnoses in a state-of-the-art facility. Moonlighting opportunities also allow residents to gain additional experience.

  • What is one thing you want a prospective resident for the Psychiatry program to know?

    Residents have been great helping each other out with switching call shifts when sickness or other things occur.

  • What's the best perk of this program?

    Work-life balance.