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USD Sanford Pediatric Residency Program

Sioux Falls, SD

Jessica White, MD, FAAP

Program Director

Cherise Dunn

Program Coordinator

  • Community-based hospital program associated with academic center.

  • Sanford Health is the largest rural health system in the United States, dedicated to transforming the health care experience and providing access to world-class health care in America's heartland.

  • The organization serves more than one million patients across 250,000 square miles. Our children's hospital in Sioux Falls offers a level II pediatric trauma center, level IV NICU, and ECMO.

  • University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine partners to ensure high-quality curriculum, research, and teaching

  • Resident class size of 6 provides the opportunity to focus on individualized learning.

  • Program offers a close-knit, family-oriented atmosphere for learning.

  • Strong track record of matching residents into fellowships or entering practice in location of choice.

  • Residents have the opportunity to be appointed as Clinical Instructors for the USD Sanford School of Medicine.

  • Population 190,000 - big enough to have all the amenities you want and small enough to feel like a safe, close-knit community. and growing quickly.

  • We offer 80+ parks to explore, 30 miles of bike trails, 100+ restaurants, and 6 concert venues, and 4 semi-pro sports teams.

  • Curriculum includes 13 blocks per year as well as a longitudinal continuity clinic.

  • Didactic opportunities include morning reports, noon conferences, Grand Rounds, M&Ms, Schwartz Rounds, minimum of monthly mock codes in our state-of-the-art simulation center, multispecialty fetal care conferences, others.

  • Special events include procedural boot camps, resident retreat, careers and conversations event.

  • Recruitment initiative to increase diversity within the program and partner organizations.

  • New USD Sanford School of Medicine honor society, Aequitas Health Honor Society, focuses on reducing health disparities in the local/regional communities.

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