Top 10 Reasons to Choose UMN Medical Center

Past chief residents compiled the following list to give applicants more insight into what makes University of Minnesota Medical Center a great program.

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1. State-of-the-art clinic, with digital X-ray, OB and point-of-care ultrasound, laboratory, spirometry, and video review and teleconferencing capabilities

2. On-site multidisciplinary team care includes a clinical pharmacy team, behavioral health team, consulting psychiatrist, nurse practitioners, and social worker

3. Independent family medicine inpatient service at a university hospital, managing a variety of core and complex medicine cases with a multidisciplinary team of health professionals

4. OB training with family medicine and OB faculty and certified nurse midwives, providing a well-rounded, cooperative teaching model

5. Welcoming clinic that celebrates inclusivity, serving culturally diverse, immigrant, and gender non-binary populations

6. Involvement in clinic operations and quality improvement initiatives, allowing residents to increase efficiency in clinic and prepare for future practice

7. Educational tracks to support intentional, resident-driven learning in an area of interest, such as hospital medicine, sports medicine, transgender care, and women's health procedures 

8. A variety of elective opportunities, including local, domestic, international, and longitudinal rotations

9. Residency leadership who is open to feedback and will work to support individual health and professional goals

10. Good-humored and knowledgeable staff and faculty with diverse experience and backgrounds who enjoy picnics, bad puns, intramural volleyball, Halloween parties, and social gatherings