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We are dedicated to exceptional student education, providing thoughtful and inspirational pathways leading to Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in Basic Biomedical Sciences degrees. With a faculty noted for its clinical expertise and scholarship, our students emerge as highly proficient physicians and health care leaders.

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine was awarded the 2017 Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service, a nationally recognized award that is considered the top honor a medical school can receive from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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Stories From Our School

  • Photo of Welcome Table event.
    VERMILLION, S.D.  – For the last decade, the USD Sanford School of Medicine has planned an event to help foster the spirit of the holidays. For its 10th consecutive year, the Sanford School of Medicine and USD School of Health Sciences hosted the Vermillion Welcome Table, an...
  • South Dakotan M.D.

    Read the latest issue of the South Dakotan M.D. magazine.

South Dakotan M.D. Magazine

Issue: Spring/Summer 2017

Read features on the Sanford School of Medicine, its students, alumni and faculty. The current issue features:

  • Beneficial Reunion: Friends reunite for health care mission
  • Class of 2017: Medical students celebrate the present and prepare for their futures
  • A Profound Bond: Graduates share medical training and motherhood
  • Student Profile: Sharleen Yuan embraces intense study