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Divisions & Departments

The Sanford School of Medicine houses a variety of divisions and departments that encompass a medical and biomedical science student’s education.

As a Sanford School of Medicine student, you will receive a comprehensive education founded in integrated basic science and strengthened by in-depth training to build the skills you need to be successful as a physician, researcher or physician scientist. Discover your area of interest and build your skills and confidence throughout your medical education.

Basic Biomedical Sciences

In the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences, we transform students into biomedical scientists who can bring a wealth of experiences and knowledge to their work. Here learning takes place in both the classroom and the research laboratory.

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Family Medicine

The Department of Family Medicine prepares medical students through service and scholarship to improve the health of the people of South Dakota and beyond.

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Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine prepares medical students in 10 major areas, from general internal medicine to hospital medicine, infectious disease and more.

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The Department of Neurosciences prepares students to work in the field of diseases and injuries of the central nervous system. This practice helps students hone their diagnostic skills.

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Obstetrics & Gynecology

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology prepares students to provide compassionate care for women through reproductive and preventive healthcare. 

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The Department of Pathology provides medical students engaging learning opportunities in basic and clinical science to improve the diagnosis, treatment and basic understanding of human disease.

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The Department of Pediatrics is a leader in educating medical students to provide compassionate care for pediatric patients and their caregivers.

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The Department of Psychiatry prepares third-year medical students for their future career as a physician through psychiatric care clerkship in outpatient and inpatient settings.

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The Department of Surgery prepares the next generation of doctors with unmatched surgery experience during the medical education.

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