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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.

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.

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Stories From Our School

  • Photo of Anna Bahnson.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – Anna Bahnson, a medical student at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, is a 2018 recipient of the Excellence in Public Health Award, presented by the U.S. Public Health Service. Bahnson was recognized for her research and education p...
  • We have been recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges for our approach to rural health care, community-integrated research and programs to recruit Native American students into medicine.

South Dakotan M.D. Magazine

Issue: Fall/Winter 2017

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

  • Motivated by Tragedy: Nontraditional Medical Student Prepares to Graduate
  • Tribute to a Genuine Prairie Doc
  • Dr. Tom Schaefer's Fulfilling, Complementary Life of Medicine and Music
South Dakotan MD Fall Winter 2017-18

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