Internal Medicine Residency Program

Our program provides a wide variety of experiences and learning opportunities that will enrich you both professionally and personally. Here's why:

  • Diversity of patients, training sites, and practice styles
  • Departmental leadership committed to excellence in medical education
  • Energetic and caring faculty
  • Opportunities to participate in pioneering research
  • Supportive and friendly learning environment

Our program prides itself on providing outstanding Internal Medicine training in a supportive, friendly educational environment. Our nationally renowned faculty and hospitals are leaders in research, patient care and education in cardiology, intensive care, hematology/oncology, rheumatology, endocrinology, pulmonary, nephrology, transplantation medicine and general internal medicine. When you join our team, you will have the opportunity to provide state-of-the-art patient-centered care.

Our program excels in providing broad training within a diverse patient population represented by three dedicated teaching hospitals:

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center
  • Minneapolis VA Health Care System
  • Regions Hospital

In addition, we offer strong teaching by nationally recognized educational leadership, faculty mentorship and support in scholarship, research and career planning. The University of Minnesota excels at providing innovative training in ultrasound procedural simulation, simulated code training and dedicated educational experiences within our pathways.

We offer residents opportunities to develop an area of emphasis with focused mentorship during your residency training through pathways in:

Rotations

PGY-1

Period

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Rotation

Consult/
Swing

Consult

Inpatient

Consult

Inpatient/
Night Float

Consult

Inpatient

 

8

9

10

11

12

13

 
 

Inpatient

Consult

Inpatient

Consult

Inpatient

Consult

 

PGY-2

Period

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Rotation

Inpatient

Consult

Inpatient

Inpatient

Consult

Inpatient

Consult

 

8

9

10

11

12

13

 
 

Consult

Inpatient

Consult

Inpatient

Consult

Inpatient

 

PGY-3

Period

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Rotation

Consult

Inpatient

Consult

Consult

Consult

Inpatient

Consult

 

8

9

10

11

12

13

 
 

Inpatient

Consult

Inpatient

Consult

Inpatient

Consult

 

Continuity Clinic

The Continuity Clinic experience is designed to teach residents the practice of ambulatory general internal medicine care in a longitudinal setting.

We have 5 clinic sites for Continuity Clinic. Each clinic offers a unique learning experience and patient population.

Our Continuity Clinic Sites

Continuity Clinic Curriculum

We have also introduced a case-based Continuity Clinic Curriculum. At the start of each clinic session, your preceptor will review with you a case-based teaching session designed around ambulatory medicine topics. The full curriculum and references are also available online.

Continuity Clinic Immersion

One four week block during your intern year will consist of an "immersion experience" at your continuity clinic. You will spend an entire month at the clinic site, seeing patients but also learning how the clinic operates, from scheduling appointments to following up test results to shadowing social work consults and nurse visits. This allows for an opportunity to build upon your panel of patients and feel more comfortable in the outpatient setting.

Electives, Consults & Inpatient

Electives

UMMC: Bone Marrow Transplant, Cards Consult, Cards Selective, Dermatology, Hospitalist, HIV, Advanced Ultrasound, Global Health, Migrant Health, Procedures/Ultrasound, Research, International
Regions: Cards Consult, Hospitalist, Travel Clinic, ICU Elective, Toxicology, Research
VAMC: Cards Consult, General Medicine, Hospitalist, Womens Clinic, Pain Management, Patient Safety, Med/Psych, Research

Consults

UMMC: Endocrinology, Emergency Med, GI, HemeOnc, ID, Neuro, Palliative Care, Pulm, Renal, Rheum
Regions: AHCC, Emergency Med, Endocrinology, Geriatrics, GI, HemeOn, ID, Pulm, Renal, Rheum, Neuro
VAMC: Emergency Med, Endo, GI, HemeOn, ID, Pulm, Renal, Rheum

Inpatient

UMMC: Gen Med Wards, Gen Med Wards Night Float, Cards, Cards Night Float, ICU, ICU Night Float
Regions: Gen Med Wards, Gen Med Wards Night Float, ICU, ICU Night Float
VAMC: Gen Med Wards, Gen Med Wards NF, Cards, Cards Night Float, ICU

Salary & Benefits

Educational Allowance of $200.00 in the first year and $600.00 in the second and third years.

  • Could be used for books, journal subscriptions, medical software, travel to scientific/medical meetings, computer equipment for medical use and board examinations.

Educational Benefits

  • 5 days educational leave for CME, conferences and other approved activities
  • ACP membership for residents presenting a poster or vignette
  • Access to campus libraries
  • Internet access and e-mail
  • Medline searches, MD Consults, and many other online databases and journals anywhere via the web

Financial Benefits

  • Current PGY-1 annual stipend of $53,597 with increases each year
  • In-state University of Minnesota tuition rates for spouse and immediate family

Insurance & Tax Benefits

  • Health and dental insurance
  • $25,000 life insurance policy
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Malpractice insurance at each hospital
  • Pre-tax health care reimbursement
  • Pre-tax dependent care reimbursement

On the Job Benefits

  • Embroidered white coat
  • Lunches at Core Conferences
  • Parking at all sites during rotations and clinics
  • Meal allowance for on-call days
  • Child care centers at the U of MN and the VA

Off The Job Benefits

  • Four weeks vacation each year, five weeks for interns
  • Parental leave: maternity = 6 weeks, paternity = 2 weeks
  • Discounted theater, film, and sporting events tickets

For more detailed information please refer to the GME Stipend and Benefits page.

Verification of Training

Requests to verify an Internal Medicine resident's training at the University of Minnesota need to be emailed to med-ed@umn.edu or faxed to the attention of Verification Processing at (612) 625-3238. For verification of subspecialty training, please contact the subspecialty directly.

To verify professional liability insurance information for a former UMN resident or fellow, find instructions on the Medical Malpractice Credentialing/Insurance Verification site.