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Sanford Med School Faculty Member Delivers Keynote Speeches in Australia

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BRISBANE, Australia -- Dr. Gary Timmerman, chair of the surgical department at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, recently served as a keynote speaker at the 2016 Annual Scientific Congress sponsored by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Timmerman, a surgeon associated with Sanford Health in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, also served as a panel participant and a research paper reviewer at the conference, held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

His two keynote speeches were titled “Specifics, Challenges, and Development of a General Surgical Training Program for Rural-based Surgery” and “The Creation and Maintenance of a Rural Based State-Wide Trauma System.”


USD's Sanford School of Medicine is nationally known for excellence. With its award-winning curriculum, the school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized and ranked for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In addition to the M.D., it offers graduate degrees in basic biomedical science, sustains a vibrant and forward-looking research agenda, and is home to the interdisciplinary Center for Brain and Behavioral Research.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
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