M.D. Students in Class

Pursue your calling to care for others

Strong foundational education in a hands-on environment

Our Program

Medical students at the University of South Dakota complete their training through an innovative three pillar curriculum. Our medical training combines a foundation in biomedical sciences and early hands-on clinical experience. 

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The Classroom & Beyond

  • Rural South Dakota

    Unique Rural Opportunity

    Select students are able to complete their clinical training in rural communities through our FARM program. We're focused on rural medicine and want our students to experience this type of practice by living and training in rural communities.

  • Sanford School of Medicine Convocation

    Committed to Diversity

    Diversity enriches our learning environment. Sanford School of Medicine is committed to recruitment and retention of diversity at all levels of our school. We also provide many programs to help us promote and enhance diversity.

  • Lee Medical Building

    Our Locations

    Sanford School of Medicine students learn at many locations throughout the state. From the Lee Medical Building in Vermillion to clinical sites in Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Yankton, see where your training will take place.