Sanford Sons and Daughters

Benefits for the Next Generation of Physicians

As a Sanford Sons & Daughters member, you have a place within our family. Sanford Sons & Daughters gives future health care professionals the opportunity to start a career with a world-class health care organization in a comfortable environment close to their network of supportive family and friends.

At Sanford Health, we’re committed to being the premier rural health system in the United States. As part of this commitment, we’re dedicated to bringing the best care to our patients and residents, no matter where they live.

Nothing is more important to our success than our people. That’s why we’re focusing our recruitment strategies on meeting the workforce demands for today and into the future.

The program is open to Sanford Health employees, those who have a family member employed by Sanford Health or those training in Sanford Health facilities, and who have been accepted to or are in CRNA training, medical training or the Sanford Health Psychology Internship Consortium. You can participate in the program at any time during your training.

The Sanford Sons & Daughters program offers:

Members can attend events in professional development, networking and specialty exploration. They will also receive general support from Sanford Sons & Daughters and assistance reviewing projected career opportunities. Apply through the link below or the form at the bottom of this page.

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Financial Support
To assist with educational and living expenses, members in good standing are eligible to apply for scholarships as well as scholar loans. Members who receive loans will receive career counseling.

The scholarship and loan application opens annually in May and closes in July. Contact the program for specific dates.

Apply for a scholarship or loan.


Medicine (MD, DO)
Supports medicine trainees throughout medical school, residency and fellowship. In addition, a primary care and rural medicine track assists those pursuing careers in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and rural medicine when they match into a residency program.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)
Supports those pursuing master’s (MSN) or doctoral (DNP) degrees as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA).

Psychology (PhD, PsyD)
Provides program membership to interns in the Sanford Health predoctoral psychology internship consortium upon matching into the internship program.

Membership Eligibility

  • Current Sanford Health employee accepted into a training program, or
  • Family member of a current employee, or
  • Trainee currently training with Sanford Health, and
  • Have an A or B grade average, satisfactory marks or a letter of good standing

Membership Criteria

  • Participation in annual professional development session
  • Biannual program check-in
  • Have an A or B grade average, satisfactory marks or a letter of good standing