Internal Medicine Residency Program

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WELCOME TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM!

Duffy Program Director

We are thrilled that you are interested in our program for furthering your education in internal medicine. At the University of Minnesota, we pride ourselves in providing an inclusive, supportive, and friendly learning environment that provides ample experiences to explore the wealth of opportunities that internal medicine training affords. While our program stands out in many ways, our people, our education, and our drive to discover are truly exemplary in what they offer to our trainees.

Briar Duffy, MD, MS
Residency Program Director

OUR PEOPLE

At the University of Minnesota, we strive to provide a welcoming and inclusive training environment for all trainees in effort to foster an atmosphere of collaboration amongst all people. Our residents, faculty, and staff are all committed to promoting this environment and advocating for equality for all, in life as well as in medicine.

OUR EDUCATION

Our residents will experience providing care across 3 distinct hospital sites. Each of these sites have a unique patient population with varying care needs which helps to promote deeper understanding of disease and the impact of social determinants of health. Our residents are deeply involved in providing care as a primary care physician at 1 of our 5 continuity clinics based upon resident preference and career goals. Additionally, we support a strong didactic curriculum with a longitudinal academic half-day known as IMED, an array of educational conferences led by our chief residents and senior residents, and hands-on ultrasound curriculum to provide residents with an array of educational opportunities to make them well-rounded and capable independent practitioners.

OUR DRIVE TO DISCOVER

At the University of Minnesota, we strive to foster an environment of inquiry in basic science, clinical research, quality improvement, medical education, and career development. To meet this goal, our program provides ample research opportunities in both basic science and clinical research with world-renowned faculty, a dedicated quality improvement curriculum, and Clinical Pathways targeting future career goals of our residents. Each of these experiences help our residents to explore passions and interests in an effort to help them to become the clinicians, scientists, and educators they aim to be.

While the aforementioned is only a glimpse of what our Program has to offer, we hope this has provided insight into some factors that make the University of Minnesota Internal Medicine Residency Program an excellent place to continue your training.

Rotations

 

PGY-1

Period

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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.

Verification Contact List