According to the AAFP, 15.2 percent of the school’s graduates have entered an ACGME-accredited family medicine residency program – a statistic that places the Sanford School of Medicine within the top 10 schools in the U.S. for producing family medicine physicians.
“Family medicine has always been a critically important part of our mission,” said Mary Nettleman, dean of the Sanford School of Medicine. “This award serves as an affirmation of our strong tradition of maintaining the highest quality in family health care throughout the state and beyond.”
The Sanford School of medicine was recognized by the AAFP during the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Annual Spring Conference held Friday, April 27, in Seattle, Wash.
For additional information about the STFM Annual Spring Conference, visit www.stfm.org/conferences/annual/an/index.cfm.
About the School of Medicine
For more than a century, the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine has set the standard for medical education of students, residents and professionals in the state. The school’s mission includes education, research and service. It emphasizes family practice to help create the next generation of doctors for all parts of the state. The school’s economic impact includes attracting $17 million annually in research funding as well as hosting two of the four 2010 Research Centers designated by the governor.