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

We train family physicians to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the whole family in any setting: urban, rural, global. Each program has its own curricular strengths, unique feel, and sense of community.

Learn where our 2019 residency grads are now


Curriculum Highlights:

  • High volume, high risk OB
  • C-section training
  • Ultrasound didactics and training
  • Broad elective opportunities adaptable to resident focus


Curriculum Highlights:

  • Sports and musculoskeletal medicine
  • Longitudinal community and behavioral health
  • Scholarship


Curriculum Highlights:

  • Comprehensive maternity care experience
  • Behavioral health, geriatrics, practice management, sports medicine
  • Robust hospital training

North Memorial

Curriculum Highlights:

  • High volume inpatient medicine
  • High volume, high risk OB
  • Sports medicine
  • Urban and community health care

St. Cloud

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Integrated behavioral health
  • Advanced maternity care and rural experience
  • Procedural training

St. John's

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Robust inpatient medicine, OB, and clinic-based care
  • Established elective opportunities
  • Sports medicine

St. Joseph's

Curriculum Highlights:

  • High risk OB
  • Comprehensive internal medicine training
  • Variety of elective opportunities

UMN Medical Center

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Promoting health equity through innovative ambulatory care
  • Office-based procedures and point-of-care ultrasound

Residents as Teachers

Medical education features a closely connected cycle of teaching, learning, and progressive responsibilities; senior learners teach junior learners, and all learners are involved in ongoing professional and personal development.

Residents of the eight University of Minnesota family medicine residency programs have many responsibilities, including that of supervisors and educators. Most medical students encounter family medicine residents as teachers during the Family Medicine Clerkship. Therefore, residents receive instruction about clerkship/rotation goals and objectives as well as training in teaching methods.


Resources are available to aid residents in development as teachers.

  • Residents Teaching Students: Developed by family medicine medical student education director David Power, MD, MPH, and colleagues, it provides an overview of several teaching strategies. One of which is a common teaching method used by both residents and faculty, known as the One Minute Preceptor.
  • Faculty advisors and residency directors also can connect residents with resources to enhance teaching abilities.

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