Family Medicine Residency

Training Future Family Physicians

The University of North Dakota Family Medicine Residency, Fargo, is dedicated to training physicians of excellence who will treat the whole person from birth until end-of-life, working in both urban and rural environments. They will be trained to empower people to live healthier lives through the use of team based care and the most current evidence-based medicine. 

The UND Family Medicine Residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This program welcomed our first class of five residents in July 2017. Five residents will be added each year until we reach the full complement of 15 in this 36-month program. These initial residents will have the opportunity to significantly influence many aspects of the program structure and curriculum.

Most of the resident rotations will be with Sanford Medical Center Fargo. There also will be a two-month rotation at a rural site either in eastern North Dakota or northern Minnesota.

Our teaching physicians in family medicine and specialties are experts in their respective fields, and due to the small program, this allows for extensive one-on-one contact and instruction.

 

Required Rotations

Residents complete rotations in:

  • Inpatient Medicine
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • OB Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatric Inpatient/Newborn
  • Pediatric Outpatient
  • Sports Medicine
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • NICU/PICU
  • Resident Research
  • ICU
  • Dermatology
  • Cardiology
  • Community Health
  • Geriatrics
  • Health Systems Management
  • Board Preparation
  • Rural Rotations

Elective Rotations

Elective Rotation Options: 

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Community Medicine
  • Emergency
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Urology
  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Critical Care Adult
  • NICU/PICU
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pathology/Lab Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonology
  • Nephrology
  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Dermatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Infectious Disease
  • Psychiatry/Behavioral health
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Oncology/Rad. Onc./Hematology
  • Endocrinology
  • Rheumatology

Two-Week Rotation Electives:

  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Forensic Medicine (County Coroner)
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Hospice

Application Requirements for U.S. Candidates

U.S. allopathic and osteopathic candidates must: 

  • Be eligible for licensure in North Dakota
  • Be graduates of medical schools approved by the North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners. Graduates of schools disapproved by the board will not be considered.
  • Include a USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Pass USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (CK) by the second attempt
  • Have clinical experience (minimum of four months)
  • Include three letters of recommendation from physicians familiar with the applicant's clinical knowledge and skills. At least one must be a clinical supervisor.
  • Include a Personal Statement including the applicant's major reason for choosing Family Medicine as a career, what the applicant is looking for in a training program, and a description of his or her career goals
  • Be within seven years since completing formal training (medical school or residency)
  • Include Curriculum Vitae
  • Include MSPE & Dean's Letter
  • Complete a criminal background check before starting residency

Application Requirements for International Candidates

International candidates must:

  • Be eligible for licensure in North Dakota
  • Be graduates of medical schools approved by the North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners. Graduates of schools disapproved by the board will not be considered.
  • Pass USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (CK) by the second attempt
  • Have ECFMG certification for international medical graduates
  • Have citizenship, permanent residency, or ability to obtain a J-1 visa
  • Include a Curriculum Vitae
  • Include a Personal Statement including the applicant's major reason for choosing Family Medicine as a career, what the applicant is looking for in a training program, and a description of his or her career goals
  • Be within five years since completing formal training (medical school or residency)
  • Have excellent written and spoken English language communication skills
  • Complete a criminal background check before starting residency

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