We prepare residents for future practice by combining clinical training in an urban, underserved community with a high intensity, full spectrum hospital experience.
Many of our residents have an interest in underserved medicine and health disparities, whether in an urban or rural setting. We believe broad, vigorous training enables our residents to practice anywhere, and 30% of our graduates go on to a rural practice. Community outreach is also an integral part of the North Memorial residency experience.
Our program has ACGME Osteopathic Recognition.
- Longitudinal tracks in underserved and international medicine, sports medicine, research, osteopathic medicine, reproductive health, and procedures
- High volume inpatient medicine experience
- High risk, high volume OB
Apply, benefits, and residency resources
- How to apply
- Resident stipends and benefits
- North Memorial residency fact sheet
- 2020-2021 North Memorial Residency Program Policy and Procedure Manual
- University of Minnesota Graduate Medical Education Institution Policy Manual
- Support resources for residents (including mental health resources, well-being tools, work/life balance, and more)
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF PATIENTS CARRIED BY FIRST-YEAR RESIDENTS?
First year residents start with four patients on the family medicine service, going up to eight by the end of the first year.
WHERE DO GRADUATES PRACTICE?
Our graduates practice all over the country, but a majority stay in Minnesota. Approximately 50% of graduates are in an urban or suburban Minnesota practice. About 30% go into rural practice, and another 10% pursue sports medicine fellowships.
ARE THERE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL?
Yes, residents may travel in the second and/or third year.
Shailey Prasad, MBBS, MPH, residency faculty, is also executive director of the University of Minnesota Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility and is a great resource to our residents interested in global health.
To participate, residents must:
- Get written approval by their advisor and program director for time away
- Submit goals and objectives for the experience
- Allow 12 months for pre-departure preparation. See Global Family Medicine for more details.
IS THERE A PARENTAL/NEWBORN ELECTIVE?
Yes, this elective is available to senior residents.
HOW MANY GRADUATES CARE FOR OB PATIENTS IN PRACTICE?
About 50% in rural and urban hospitals.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF DELIVERIES AND OTHER PROCEDURES?
Residents report 80 to 120 deliveries during their three years of residency.
Procedure totals are driven by resident interest, and our program works hard to provide residents with opportunities which support their goals. The range of numbers below reflects personalized, longitudinal procedure curriculum.
Other procedures (numbers are approximate):
- Colposcopy: 6-20
- C-sections: assist, 20-40; as surgeon, 0-10
- OB ultrasound: 10-40
- 3rd/4th degree perineal repair: 0-10
- Colonscopy: 0-40
- Manual vacuum aspiration: 0-100+
- Other common procedures include joint injection/arthrocentesis, nexplanon placement/removal, circumcisions, and IUD placement
ARE RESIDENTS INVOLVED IN RESEARCH?
Participation in research is encouraged, but not required. Residents participate in research according to interest and are supported by interprofessional faculty through monthly Percolator meetings. Learn more about our research elective track and learn more about UMN Department of Family Medicine and Community Health research resources for residents.
Broadway Family Medicine Clinic
We have a saying at Broadway Family Medicine Clinic: “The community makes us relevant.”
We put our patients and community first in order to maintain a rich learning environment.
Broadway is a health care home that has been serving North Minneapolis for more than 40 years.
Some of our features and services
- Hmong interpreter on-site and a Hmong women's support group
- Bimonthly colposcopy clincs
- Weekly sports medicine clinics
- Medication therapy management
- Group prenatal visits
- A patient advocate
Our patient population
- African Americans
- Native Americans
- Somalis and other African immigrants
Our community outreach and support activities
- Weekly clinics at The Bridge for Youth homeless shelter
- Medical consultation to the Northside Neighborhood Achievement Zone
- Minnesota Department of Health-supported screening of mothers for postpartum depression at newborn well-child exams
- Physician-led group prenatal clinics and classes
- Addiction medicine and Suboxone treatment
- Monthly seminars for staff and providers, featuring community partners such as:
- Electronic medical record fully integrated with hospital
- 32 exam rooms
- OB ultrasound and fetal monitoring on-site
- Musculoskeletal ultrasound
- Laboratory and x-ray services on-site
- Osteopathic manipulation rooms with adjustable tables
- Two procedure rooms
- 1,000-square-foot residents' room with print and electronic resources
- Counseling room for behavioral therapy
North Memorial Health Hospital
North Memorial Health Hospital is a primary care focused tertiary care center where family medicine is the only full-time residency present. Family medicine is also the largest specialty on staff.
- Level I Trauma Center (one of three in the Twin Cities) and Level III NICU
- High-risk maternity care with a 14% C-section rate
- High-volume trauma care, with ER serving as a regional trauma center
- Family medicine is the largest specialty in the hospital
North Minneapolis is a medically underserved area, with a rich and troubled past, facing exciting prospects for the future.
Our clinic cares for a culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse population, including African Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics, Hmong, Native Americans, Somalis, and other African immigrants.
Mentoring and education
- The Ladder, a mentorship program for underprivileged kids interested in health careers
- CHAT, a program-sponsored interprofessional education series, explores the social determinants of health
- Urban Area Health Education Center, stimulating interdisciplinary education and community involvement
As part of our commitment to community, we sponsor and participate in several events:
- Weekly farmers market
- Festival for Fathers
- Minneapolis Urban League Family Day
- Fit 4 Fun
- Harvest Festival
- Open Streets Minneapolis
North Memorial Medical Student Opportunities
The Metropolitan Physician Associate Program or MetroPAP is open to University of Minnesota third-year medical students.
It's a nine-month longitudinal medical student elective held at our clinic, Broadway Family Medicine Clinic.
MetroPAP is modeled after the Medical School’s acclaimed Rural Physician Associate Program and immerses students in care of an urban, underserved population.
The following are open to U of M and visiting medical students:
- Preceptorship in Family Medicine Obstetrics
- Inpatient Family Medicine
- Acting Intern Family Medicine
The following are open only to U of M medical students:
- Family Medicine Clerkship
- Primary Care Selective – Family Medicine