Explore, Learn and Advance at Sanford Health
Are you a high school student wondering which career path to take? Or a medical student looking to train at Sanford Health? Or an undergraduate student interested in an internship or health care resources? Find the perfect student program for you at Sanford Health.
Our facilities serve as clinical and non-clinical training sites for thousands of students every year. We work locally with high school students in career exploration and partner with secondary academic institutions to provide students with learning experiences that are second to none.
Explore, learn and advance at Sanford Health.
K-12 Students: Explore
If you’re enjoying STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) classes and interested in a medical career, explore the K-12 student programs at Sanford Health.
You’ll learn from health care professionals at our hospitals, clinics and research centers. Student opportunities include:
- Taking a hospital tour
- Observing a research scientist
- Completing an internship in child life or healing arts
- Studying radiology, respiratory therapy or sonography
- Finding scholarships
Use our programs to prepare for your health care career.
Undergraduate Students: Learn
Sanford Health is proud to partner with accredited secondary educational institutions to provide students with hands-on clinical training opportunities. We partner with these regional institutions: the University of South Dakota, the University of North Dakota<, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, Augustana University and Concordia College.
We also offer educational programs such as the Medical Laboratory Science educational program, the radiography program and clinical and non-clinical internships.
Postgraduate Students: Advance
Sanford Health is committed to the advancement of students interested in health care. As a major teaching site for medical residency and fellowship programs, our physicians train more than 300 doctors every year. In addition, pharmacists, advanced practice providers and therapists can take advantage of continued training to help advance themselves in their chosen professions. For those on the non-clinical professional track, the Sanford Administrative Fellowship allows students with a master’s degree to spend a year learning from top leaders throughout the system to help transition them from the classroom to the boardroom.
Administrative Fellowship Program
The Administrative Fellowship Program trains future leaders in the health care industry.
APP Primary Care Fellowship Program
The APP Primary Care Fellowship is open to new or recent advanced practice provider graduates (physician assistants or nurse practitioners). It is a 12-month paid education experience for those committed to clinical practice in ambulatory primary care.
Child Life Internship
Become a child life intern at Sanford Health to help patients and families develop coping skills during their clinic or hospital stay.
Residencies and Fellowships
Sanford Research Academic Programs
Perform graduate research at Sanford Research.
Learn more about current scholarship offerings.