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A group of USD Sanford School of Medicine students standing together in a group in front of the Lee Medical building on USD
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.

Response to COVID-19

As we all work to move forward, we are acutely aware that many have tackled challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The USD Sanford School of Medicine is dedicated to ensuring flexibility in its response to the challenges applicants are facing during this pandemic.

Learn More about 2021 Admissions Cycle


Foreman Award

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine was awarded the 2017 Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service, a nationally recognized award that is considered the top honor a medical school can receive from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Learn More About the Foreman Award

Stories From Our School

The South Dakotan M.D. Magazine

The South Dakotan M.D. Spring/Summer 2020 Cover

Issue: Spring/Summer 2020

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