Mankato Family Medicine Residency Program

Mankato office procedureOur program has ACGME Osteopathic Recognition and is supported by two premier medical institutions: the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic.

Residents are taught by nationally recognized experts who are passionate, dedicated teachers. Training is broad-based and includes procedures for comprehensive care.

We offer residents a small-town feel with access to big city amenities. The city of Mankato is about a 1.5-hour drive from the Twin Cities and a 2-hour drive from Rochester.

The University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic Health System have collaborated to ensure outstanding resident education for the University of Minnesota Mankato Family Medicine Residency Program for more than two decades. The program will soon experience a new chapter in its history.

Click here for more details on how this change will affect residents in the program.

Curriculum highlights

  • Sports and musculoskeletal medicine emphasis with integration of allopathic and osteopathic techniques and imaging
  • Daily didactics, monthly procedure workshops
  • Scholarship incorporated into daily activities
  • Longitudinal training in behavioral and community health
  • Education and training on addiction medicine - all residents complete the 8-hour Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) of Substance Use Disorders training during their first year
  • Individualized education plan to enhance resident elective rotation schedule and community experiences  

More on our curriculum


Med Student Opportunities

We offer medical students elective rotations with us and the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato. With advance notice, medical students can also visit our program and meet faculty and residents.

Family medicine rotation

The four-week experience includes:

  • Three weeks at Eastridge Outpatient Continuity Clinic, working with family medicine residents or faculty
  • One week on the inpatient service care team, serving with a family medicine resident and faculty

Medical students rotating with our program are invited to join us for our daily noon lectures. Lunch is provided.

Rotation housing and parking

Short-term housing is available for medical students rotating with our program. Contact residency program administrator Stacy Tomhave ( to make arrangements.

What is the parking situation at the clinic and hospital?

  • Free parking at the clinic and hospital is available on-site. However, there are reserved areas for patients and guests.

Rotation application and inquiry

Rotation inquiries are addressed by residency program administrator Stacy Tomhave ( and medical student faculty advisor Keith Stelter, MD.

Please click here to view and complete the clinical educational experience rotation application

Visit us

We are available to provide medical students time with residents and faculty, including hospital rounds, clinic observation, and informal visits like lunch or social activities.

Medical students are encouraged to visit the program at any time. However, advance notice is recommended. For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Stacy Tomhave (

Where we Practice

  • Clinic
  • Hospital
  • Community
  • Clinic

    Mayo Clinic MankatoMayo Clinic Health System - Eastridge

    • Integrated care model, including behavioral medicine, chronic disease management, and support services (case managers, social work, and pharmacists)
    • Five-minute drive from teaching hospital
    • Teleconferencing capabilities for distance learning
    • Diverse patient population
    • Supportive atmosphere

    Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato

  • Hospital

    Mankato- MayoMayo Clinic Health System in Mankato

    • 270-bed regional care center
    • Only residency at Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato
    • Supported by the expertise and resources of Mayo Clinic
    • Named a top regional hospital by U.S. News and World Report

    Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato

  • Community

    Mankato resident with a patientMayo Clinic Health System Eastridge serves a diverse patient population, living in and around the City of Mankato. Mankato is about a 1.5-hour drive from the Twin Cities, and offers residents a small-town feel with easy access to big-city amenities.

    Faculty, residents, and medical students are actively engaged in community service.

    Examples include:

    • Close working relationship with Open Door Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center 
    • St. Peter Free Clinic – free services to underserved communities 
    • Participation in a pilot program that integrates oral health into well-child visits  
    • Food drives 
    • Collaboration with Wellcome Manor Family Services in providing care to women with chemical dependency 
    • Community garden focused on addressing food insecurity 
    • Nursing home care and home visits 
    • Sports medicine opportunities with students in the athletic training rooms and sporting events at Minnesota State University Mankato


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