Residency Experience

Resident Life

You get three more years to push yourself, broaden your experience, and prepare for a family medicine practice or similar career in medicine. We only get three years to help. We’ve designed our program with resident life and individual success as the top priorities. Here's how we’ll help make the most of your three years as a resident.

Be a member of the healthcare community.

Residents in our program have the unique opportunity to practice medicine across four locations. You’ll be welcomed at Sanford and Avera, the largest healthcare systems in South Dakota, as well as the two Sioux Falls clinics — Center for Family Medicine and Falls Community Health

Customize your education.

Customize your education.

We’ll surround you with experienced faculty, provide diverse learning opportunities, and give you the freedom to tailor your education to fit your future.

Live the Sioux Falls life.

Live the Sioux Falls life.

Though Sioux Falls is the largest city in the state, you’ll find a community that’s a well blended mix of big city life and rural friendliness. The area provides plenty of entertainment, outdoor activities, and businesses to keep you or your family entertained during residency.

Camaraderie with fellow residents.

Resident culture and friendships continue to naturally develop in our program. Meet the people you’ll be practicing alongside, learning from, and enjoying resident retreats and social activities with if you're matched to our program next year.

Faculty you can lean on.

Faculty you can lean on.
Though our program encourages autonomy, our faculty members have dedicated their lives to family medicine and are excited and ready to help you learn.

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