Sanford Medical Education

Developing Exceptional Physicians

Sanford Health is committed to excellence in our medical education programs. As a major teaching site for medical residency and fellowship programs, Sanford Health trains over 300 residents and fellows every year along with nearly 500 medical students.

Through our programs, we give developing physicians the resources they need to thrive and help them build lasting mentorships and relationships with experts in their field. If you’re a student looking to gain hands-on clinical experience, Sanford Health’s medical education programs are for you.

Advancing medical education is one of the new Sanford Health initiatives supported by a $300 million gift from philanthropist Denny Sanford. In rural areas, recruitment and retention of health care professionals can be a challenge. This gift enables Sanford Health to double its graduate medical education opportunities and expand our recruitment and retention initiatives.


Hear what Dr. Luis Garcia, President of Sanford Clinic, has to say about the importance of excellent medical education.


About Sanford Health

Sanford Health is one of the largest health systems in the United States. We’re dedicated to the work of health and healing. Our organization is committed to providing an integrated delivery of care to promote wellness in the communities we serve.

As a resident, fellow or medical student training at Sanford Health, you’ll also have access to programs and opportunities with:

Together with our primary academic partners, the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sanford Health is committed to building a stronger physician workforce. We’re leading the next generation of health care professionals.

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