Residency Programs

Train at Sanford Health

If you're a medical student looking for experience with the Upper Midwest region's premier health system, search residency programs at Sanford Health.

Being part of Sanford Health means being part of over 300 communities in nine states and nine countries. We are dedicated to improving the human condition through our hospitals, clinics and research centers.

We'll help you start your health care career.

For Medical Students & Professionals

Continuing Education

Sanford Academic Affairs connects clinicians, scientists and medical professionals with opportunities for advanced skills training and career development. Health care industry professionals can search Sanford Health’s professional medical education portal. Explore upcoming conferences, symposia and medical training opportunities.

Continuing Medical Education

Each year, Sanford Health accredits hundreds of activities and hosts thousands of attendees at our CME conferences. Visit the professional educational portal to view opportunities.

Continuing Nursing Education

Nurses and other allied health care providers can view our professional educational portal to learn more about accredited continuing nursing education opportunities at Sanford Health.

Controlled Substances Stewardship

Providers at Sanford Health have reduced opioid prescriptions by nearly 20% from 2017 to 2018 in an effort to have fewer pills in circulation. In 2016, the health system took a hard look at how providers talked to patients and how they wrote prescriptions and looked for ways to make changes. The health system instituted mandatory physician education programs and also stopped asking patients about pain as a vital sign. That, combined with writing smaller prescriptions for things like acute injuries or stopping using opioids for conditions where they aren’t proven effective, like headaches and low back pain, helped reduce overall numbers, too.

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Medical Training

Sanford Health is proud to provide accredited medical and continuing educational opportunities to those pursuing careers in health care.

Clinical Training

Across Sanford Health communities, we partner with accredited secondary educational institutions to provide their students with clinical training sites. Institutions we partner with include: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, Augustana University and Concordia College.

Medical Training

Students at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences train at Sanford’s two flagship medical centers.

Visiting Medical Students        

Medical school students interested in visiting Sanford can apply through the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine or University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Graduate Medical Education   

Sanford is a major teaching site for residency and fellowship programs. Our physicians serve as faculty at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine and University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

Contact your college or university to learn more.