Residency Experience

Third-Year Resident Curriculum & Benefit Information

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Year Three Curriculum

The program was designed so residents can individually tailor it to meet their professional needs and interests. The outpatient experience increases as the resident progresses through the program and develops a continuity practice. The local patient population spans all age groups and socioeconomic levels, representing a true cross section of the community.

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

Third Year Requirements

Required Rotations

  • 8 weeks Hospital Medicine
  • 4 weeks Surgery
  • 4 weeks Orthopedics
  • 4 weeks Pediatrics
  • 4 weeks Health Systems Management
  • 8 weeks OB/GYN
  • 4 weeks Emergency Medicine

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.

Third year resident

Sample Rotation Schedule

Block01

Elective

Block02

Orthopedics

Block03

OB/GYN

Block04

Elective

Block05

Outpatient Pediatrics

Block06

Community Medicine/ Behavioral Science

Block07

Health Systems Management

Block08

Emergency Medicine

Block09

Hospital Medicine

Block10

Emergency Medicine

Block11

Elective

Block12

Surgery

Block13

Hospital Medicine

Financial benefits

Stipend

$61,500

For third-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 third year.

Work Lunch

Provided

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

Third 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

The entire 3rd-year resident class will enjoy a retreat weekend. As a group, you will select and visit an area resort hotel for a 3-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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