In addition to the outstanding curriculum provided to all residents in the Internal Medicine Residency Program, a variety of additional educational experiences are available to enhance the resident educational experience and to serve possible future career goals. Though many residents participate in these experiences, known as Pathways, they are not a mandatory requirement. Instead these Pathways seek to meet the needs of each resident to further their educational and professional goals.

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Clinician-Educator Pathway

Teaching skills are vital for resident success, and residents at the University of Minnesota are often passionate about teaching. The Clinician-Educator Pathway further develops the teaching skills of our residents and prepares residents for careers in medical education. LEARN MORE

Global Medicine Pathway

The Global Medicine Pathway is one of several core tracks offered to medicine and medicine-pediatrics residents. More than 80 medicine and medicine-pediatrics residents have completed international rotations through our partner sites since 2000. LEARN MORE

Hospital Medicine Pathway

The Hospital Medicine Pathway is an innovative, joint venture of the HealthPartners Medical Group Division of Hospital Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. The program fosters the growth and development of those residents wishing to pursue careers as practitioners, educators, researchers, and leaders in hospital medicine. LEARN MORE

Physician Advocacy Pathway

In 2017 the UMN Med-Peds program started a citizen-physician initiative focused on advocacy, which has gone through several iterations over the years. In AY 22-23, we are proud to recruit IM, Med-Peds, and Med-Derm residents into the restructured Physician Advocacy Pathway. This longitudinal program will focus on skills-building, community engagement, and service opportunities.  LEARN MORE

Physician Scientist Training Program

The program is individualized to match personal career plans, including opportunities to obtain an advanced degree (MPH, MS, or PhD) in one of the University's outstanding graduate programs in the Medical School, College of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Engineering, or School of Public Health. LEARN MORE

Primary Care Pathway

The University of Minnesota recognizes the unique role of primary care and the importance of properly preparing residents with an interest in this particular field. For those residents, we offer a specific track in Primary Care Internal Medicine. LEARN MORE