Aspiring physicians in the area have a new place to look when choosing a residency program, and it’s much closer to home. Sanford Children’s is now accredited and offering a pediatric residency program. The new training program is led by Joseph Zenel, Jr., MD, Director of the Sanford Pediatric Residency Program and Professor, Department of Pediatrics for the Sanford School of Medicine of The University of South Dakota. He is also Executive Director of Medical Education at Sanford Health. The program will accommodate six residents each year in a three year training curriculum. Sanford Children’s plans to admit its first residency class in the summer of 2011.
The program will take advantage of the opportunities offered at the existing and developing Sanford Children’s Clinics here in the United States, as well as international clinics. It will also offer students opportunities with Sanford Research and Sanford Children’s Health Research Center.