Training family medicine physicians to be rural healthcare leaders for 50 years!

We're on a mission to train and prepare family physicians for practice in the rural communities of South Dakota and the Upper Midwest.

Through both allopathic and osteopathic approaches, you’ll experience an education that emphasizes excellence in evidence-based medicine, patient care, and community service.

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The Residency Experience

From available electives to block rotation schedules, get an inside view of each year of residency and how you can customize it for your practice.

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Residency Testimonial

The advantage in Sioux Falls is that there are not several other specialized residency programs competing for the educational process, so our residents are the ones that manage and help physicians in these specialized areas.

Brad Kamstra, DO

Program Director


Residency Testimonial

It prepared me in all aspects of family medicine. I got to see so many different things that usually now when I am seeing them in practice I am comfortable and familiar with them.

Kat Dahl, MD

Resident, Class of 2021


Residency Testimonial

One of the things that I use the most is how we work with fellow physicians, with the nurses, how to interact with people. It's something they do a good job of teaching and developing.

Tyler Faber, DO

Resident, Class of 2021


Residency Testimonial

Because of refugee relocation, we see so much global health and diseases you would not see elsewhere. To get that training without even leaving Sioux Falls is pretty amazing.

Amy Hogue, MD

Faculty Member

Welcome to Sioux Falls, SD

Welcome to Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls is a friendly community that's a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. Click below to explore what Sioux Falls has to offer, and learn more about the community you'd call home.

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A message from our program director

Why should Center for Family Medicine be your choice of specialties when considering your career in medicine? Family Medicine is the only specialty where you are able to treat all generations, from newborns to geriatric patients. Family physicians are skilled in treating chronic conditions and acute emergencies, develop deep relationships and trust with patients, and work in unlimited settings. In addition, family physicians can tailor their practice to their interests, which may include sports medicine, addictions, geriatrics, women’s care, HIV, rural or urban/suburban and many more. The Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency program is a community-based program uniquely supported by two strong health systems – Avera McKennan and Sanford Health. We are also affiliated with the University of South Dakota – Sanford School of Medicine. All Center of Family Medicine, residents participate in patient safety events and are a part of quality improvement projects. They also serve on various committees throughout their residency. Our goal is to train exceptional physicians who will shine in their future clinic settings. Our graduates have been extraordinarily successful as proven in our outstanding board pass rate. We hope you enjoy discovering our program website, where you will find lots of information in regard to our rotations, didactic schedule, resident experience and life in Sioux Falls, SD. Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information about our programs!

Brad Kamstra, DO Program Director