Residency Experience

Third Year Resident Curriculum & Benefits

In the third year, you'll spend two half-days per week at Center for Family Medicine. The resident also sees patients two half-days per week at the Falls Community Health Center.

Required Rotations

  • 8 weeks CFMIT (at least 4 weeks as supervising resident)
  • 4 weeks Surgery
  • 4 weeks Mental Health

Other requirements in either the 2nd or 3rd year

  • 4 weeks Rural Family Medicine (must be taken before the last 6 months of 3rd year)
  • 8 weeks Orthopedics (4 weeks can be sports medicine, rheumatology or PM&R)
  • 4 weeks Geriatrics
  • 4 weeks Dermatology
  • 4 weeks Neurology
  • 20 weeks of electives

Sample Rotation Schedule

Block01

Hospital Med-SR

Block02

Rural Family Med Parkston

Block03

Pulmonary Avera

Block04

ICU Avera

Block05

Ortho Avera

Block06

Procedures Elective

Block07

Geriatrics

Block08

ER Avera

Block09

Hospital Medicine

Block10

Derm Avera

Block11

Rheum

Block12

Perinatology Elective

Block13

Inpt Peds Avera

Financial benefits

Stipend

$60,500

For third year residents.

PS — South Dakota has no state income tax

Education

5 days

Total of 5 paid days of meeting time.

Weeks Vacation

3

You will receive a full 3 weeks of vacation during your third year.

Work Lunch

Free

You will be provided a free lunch at noon conferences Monday through Friday, and when on call at the hospitals.

Moonlighting Opportunities

Moonlighting (up to 60 hours per month) is allowed during your second and third years. You’ll also share the responsibility of “team physician” for all Sioux Falls Public School athletic events. There is added remuneration for this service.

Noon Conference

In addition to completing your rotations and electives, you’ll attend a daily noon conference which includes our in-house curriculum covering various disciplines, complemented by other scheduled conferences and journal clubs. These meetings ensure broad exposure to the wide variety of problems encountered in family medicine and give exposure to those conditions which are not so common.

Retreat

The entire 3rd-year resident class will enjoy an all expense paid retreat weekend. As a group you will select and visit an area resort hotel for a 3 day weekend of fun and relaxation.

Other benefits

  • 3 Weeks Vacation
  • Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Memberships at Reduced Rate
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Disability
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
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