We have eight family medicine residency programs—five in the bustling Twin Cities and three in beautiful Greater Minnesota

We train family physicians to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the whole family in any setting: urban, rural, global. Each program boasts unique strengths, culture, and sense of community. We take great pride in the rigor and scope of our training and curriculum, including complex care and obstetrics. Discover why we're a top choice.

Why train in Minnesota? Learn more here. You can also find out where our 2022 grads are now.

Interested in specializing in rural midwest primary care?

All of our residency programs prepare you for rural health, with three programs in locations that serve more rural populations (Duluth, St. Cloud, and Willmar). Find out more.

Minnesota's approach to family medicine sets us apart from other states and contributes to our status as one of the healthiest in the nation thanks to our robust primary care system.

CentraCare St. Cloud Family Medicine Residency
CentraCare St. Cloud

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Robust ambulatory family medicine experience with a diverse, underserved population supported by a multidisciplinary team
  • Focus on preparation for rural practice including maternity care, inpatient medicine, behavioral medicine, and emergency care
  • Individualized training tailored to resident interests and future practice needs
A Duluth resident examining a patient

Curriculum Highlights:

  • High volume OB in high-risk environments and c-sections; additional training available
  • High volume inpatient experience including, adult, pediatrics, and ICU
  • Rural-focused training in an unopposed environment

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Longitudinal experiences in behavioral health, geriatrics, practice management, and sports medicine
  • Comprehensive maternity care experience during three-month OB rotation
  • Robust hospital training, including house coverage
North Memorial physician treating a child patient
North Memorial

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Emphasis in underserved medicine, sports medicine, research, osteopathic medicine, reproductive health, procedures, medication-assisted treatment fully integrated into continuity clinic experiences, and policy and advocacy
  • High volume inpatient medicine experience
  • OB in high-risk environments
St. John's doctor treating a male patient
St. John's

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Diverse population with robust experiences in outpatient, inpatient, and obstetrics including vaginal deliveries and cesarean sections
  • Comprehensive elective options including rural, sports, obstetrics, and leadership
  • Opportunities to tailor training with longitudinal experiences including obstetrics, sports, colonoscopy, emergency care, and research
UMMC Smiley's resident doing practice exam
UMN Medical Center

Curriculum Highlights:

  • ACGME Osteopathic Recognition
  • Resident participation in policy, curriculum changes, and advancing health equity
  • Leaders in continuity gender-affirming care, reproductive health, medication-assisted treatment, and PrEP
Dr. Vick treating a patient - rural family medicine clinic
Willmar Rural Training

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Experiences tailored to prepare you to serve in a rural area including maternity care, emergency medicine, inpatient care, and addiction services
  • Learn procedures such as POCUS, colonoscopy, stress testing, and other skills
  • Rotations in areas including family medicine inpatient and outpatient, critical care, pediatrics, women's health, infectious disease, and more
Woodwinds resident examining a child patient

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Active management of labor for OB in high-risk environments
  • Weekly didactic conferences covering a broad range of topics
  • Comprehensive internal medicine training with ICU experience
  • Well-established elective opportunities Longitudinal community health curriculum

*The Woodwinds Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program was formerly known as the St. Joseph's Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. The name was changed in 2021 to reflect our move to the Woodwinds Hospital.

Meet residents and faculty at the following upcoming conferences and events. Visit us at our exhibits!

Residency Programs Map

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Contact us

For general questions about the application/interview process or if you are not sure who to contact:

Laura Pham
Marketing, Recruitment and Onboarding Administrator

For program-specific questions, contact each program’s director and/or administrator.

Mailing address
U of M Family Medicine and Community Health
420 Delaware St. SE
MMC 381
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Specialize in rural primary care

While you will find rural healthcare training at each of our residency programs, we have specific family medicine residency programs in Minnesota that allow you to specialize in rural primary care as part of your training. Find out more about them below.

CentraCare St. Cloud Family Medicine Residency

CentraCare St. Cloud residency offers tracks in rural experience and advanced maternity care while integrating behavioral health into practice.

CentraCare Willmar Family Medicine Residency Program

Complete one year of training in an established urban residency program and then two years of training in a rural health system in Willmar (this program is pending approval by ACGME).

Duluth Family Medicine Residency Program

Most of our residents at Duluth go on to practice in rural communities with populations of 25,000 or less.