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.

Stories From Our School

  • Stacy Kern, M.D., a 2014 graduate of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has been recognized as a national research award winner by the Society of Pediatric Research.  Dr. Kern’s research addressed the impacts of maternal diabetes and fat intake on fetal health and the risk of cardiovascular disease in the developing offspring.  Funding assistance for this research was provided by the University of South Dakota - Sanford School of Medicine and Sanford Research. Dr. Kern worked with a team of research scientists in the Children’s Health Research Center in Sioux Falls.

  • Rural South Dakota

    Students live and learn in rural communities through the innovative Frontier And Rural Medicine (FARM) program.

  • White Coat Ceremony

    VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has welcomed 58 new, first-year students to its program. The school of medicine’s class of 2018 features 48 students who were residents of South Dakota at the time of their application.

South Dakotan, M.D. Magazine

Issue:Fall/Winter 2014

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

  • Dr. Gary Timmerman concludes American College of Surgeons leadership term
  • Healing Nepal's needy is a lifelong mission for Seaman family
  • Dr. John Hallenbeck leads stroke research discoveries
  • All of a Family: Three generations reflect on the changing face of medicine

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