St. John's Rotations and Electives


  • First-year rotations
    Residents spend one to two shifts per week in clinic where they work in teams, providing continuity of care. Preceptor to resident ratio in the clinic is 1:3.
  • Second-year rotations 
    Residents spend three to four shifts per week in clinic and learn how to manage a wide spectrum of medical problems.
  • Third-year rotations 
    Residents spend four to five shifts per week in clinic where they learn advanced technical and conceptual medical skills.


Electives provide an opportunity for residents to tailor their education according to their interests. Rotations are available at other University of Minnesota family medicine residencies.

Global Family Medicine

Global Family Medicine is an elective curricular experience where residents participate in structured international experiences to gain the skills and knowledge to care for our global citizens and communities.