UMN Medical Center Community

For more than 35 years, Smiley's Family Medicine Clinic has served the South Minneapolis community.

South Minneapolis is a socioeconomically and ethnically diverse community including those born and raised in the US and those who have immigrated from other areas of the world.

Residents do not need to travel abroad to experience cultural immersion and refugee care. Our patients range in age from infants to the elderly and identify as African American, East African, European American, Hispanic, Native American, and Vietnamese.

In addition, we also serve a growing population of individuals within the transgender and gender non-binary community—many of whom travel a distance to come to our clinic.

Our community offers local farmers markets, bike trails, a city park within six blocks of every resident, culturally diverse restaurants, arts, music and community groups. This is a very special place to live and work!

Community outreach

Our residents and faculty are active in our community, including:

University of Minnesota Medical Center family medicine residents and faculty advocates pose for a photo inside State Capitol.

Our residents and faculty advocate for family medicine at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul in March 2017.