Sanford School of Medicine Residencies

Internal Medicine

A Sanford School of Medicine internist possesses the depth and breadth of knowledge to be a consultant, especially in rural settings, with the skills to care for patients with multi-system complex illnesses in an inpatient and outpatient setting, including intensive care units. 

Established in 1975, the program has grown and prospered, attracting a high quality resident staff due to its excellent unique teaching climate, a strong clinically oriented program and a dedicated faculty.

Program Characteristics
  • 8 new categorical residents accepted each year
  • 24 total categorical residents in 3-year program
  • 73% of our graduates practice primary care internal medicine
  • 59% practice in the state of South Dakota

Internal medicine graduates have pursued fellowships in the following specialties and in the following locations:

  • nephrology
  • cardiology
  • pulmonary/critical care
  • infectious disease
  • rheumatology
  • gastroenterology
  • endocrinology
  • geriatrics
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Baylor University
  • St. Louis University
  • Mayo Clinic
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Virginia
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • University of Pittsburgh

Download the IM Residency Candidate Packet for more information.

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