Residency Experience

Second-Year Resident Curriculum Benefit Information

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Year Two Curriculum

Following the intern year, residents will relocate to Pierre, SD, where residents will work intimately with experienced family physicians to learn the profession in a brand new family medicine facility. Family physicians serve as the primary faculty, with other specialist physicians to complement the teaching rotations. They oversee the educational and evaluation process of the program, coordinating specialty rotations with community physicians who are committed to teaching residents.

Below you'll find a second year resident's requirements, a sample rotation schedule, and all stipends, activities, and benefits information.

Second Year Requirements

Required Rotations

  • 4 weeks Emergency Medicine
  • 8 weeks OB/GYN
  • 8 weeks Hospital Medicine
  • 4 weeks Dermatology
  • 8 weeks Community Medicine/Behavioral Science
  • 4 weeks Orthopedics/Sports Medicine
  • 4 weeks Pediatrics
  • 4 weeks Health Systems Management/Orientation

Other requirements in either the 2nd or 3rd year

  • 20 weeks of Electives
  • Longitudinal, integrated rotations are completed in half day increments with outreach specialists throughout the course of PGY 2-3 for Cardiology and Nephrology.

Second year resident

Sample Rotation Schedule

Block01

Transition/Health Systems Management

Block02

OB/GYN

Block03

Hospital Medicine

Block04

Emergency Medicine

Block05

Outpatient Pediatrics

Block06

OB

Block07

Dermatology

Block08

Community Medicine/ Behavioral Science

Block09

Hospital Medicine

Block10

Elective

Block11

Orthopedics

Block12

Community Medicine/ Behavioral Science

Block13

Elective

Financial benefits

Stipend

$59,500

For second-year residents.

PS — South Dakota has no state income tax

Education

5 days

Total of five paid days of meeting time.

Weeks Vacation

3

You will receive a full three weeks of vacation during your second year.

Work Lunch

Provided

You will be provided a food allowance for noon conferences Monday through Thursday, and when on call at the hospitals.

Second year activities

Moonlighting Opportunities

Moonlighting (up to 60 hours per month) is allowed during your second and third years.

Noon Conference

In addition to completing your rotations and electives, you’ll attend a daily noon conference which includes our in-house curriculum covering various disciplines, complemented by other scheduled conferences and journal clubs. These meetings ensure broad exposure to the wide variety of problems encountered in family medicine and give exposure to those conditions which are not so common.

Retreat

Your 2nd-year resident class will enjoy a retreat weekend. As a group, you will select and visit an area resort hotel for a three-day weekend of fun and relaxation.

Other benefits

  • 3 Weeks Vacation
  • Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Memberships at Reduced Rate
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Disability
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
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