Sanford School of Medicine M.D. Program

Educational Overview

Pre-Clinical Education
  • Our first- and second-year medical students take their core pre-clinical medical and science courses on our Vermillion campus.
  • The classrooms and laboratories in the new Lee Med Building are state-of-the-art and designed for team teaching and problem solving.  
Clinical Education
  • Because we are a community-based medical school, our third- and fourth-year students receive their clinical training at hospitals in Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Yankton. This approach exposes students to a broad range of medical experiences, fully preparing them for all areas of specialty interest.