Residency Experience

Resident Life

You get three years in residency to push yourself, add to your experiences, and prepare for your family medicine practice. We only have three years to help. We’ve designed our program with a rural physician perspective and full-spectrum training as the top priorities. Here's how we’ll help make the most of your three years as a resident.

Be a healthcare leader in your community.

Residents in our program have a unique opportunity to practice medicine hundreds of miles away from many specialty services and facilities, with the next nearest non-critical access hospital more than 150 miles away. Pierre residents are likely to get very comfortable with limitations that will help residents thrive in their own rural practice.

Customize your education.

Customize your education.

We’ll surround you with experienced faculty, provide diverse learning opportunities, and give you the freedom to tailor your education to fit your future practice.

Live the Pierre life.

Live the Pierre life.

Pierre is great little place to call home. It's just the right size where you'll have the opportunity to meet someone new and see a familiar face all in the same day. The city is perfectly positioned for a weekend trip to the Hills or to Sioux Falls. And if you don't want to venture out, you'll be pleased with your choice of outdoor activities, entertainment, and businesses right in Pierre to keep you and your family entertained during residency.

Camaraderie with fellow residents.

Resident culture and friendships continue to naturally develop in our program. Meet the people you’ll be practicing alongside, learning from, and enjoying resident retreats and social activities with if you're matched to our program next year.

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Faculty you can lean on.

Faculty you can lean on.
Though our program encourages autonomy, our faculty members have dedicated their lives to family medicine and are excited and ready to help you learn.

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