North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program
We prepare residents for future practice by combining clinical training in an urban community that is underserved with limited access to health care and that offers 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 percent of our graduates go on to a rural practice. Community health and integration are also fundamental to the North Memorial residency experience.
Our program has ACGME Osteopathic Recognition.
- Curriculum emphasis available in underserved medicine, sports medicine, research, osteopathic medicine, reproductive health, treatment of substance use disorder, and procedures
- High volume inpatient medicine experience
- OB in high-risk environments
- Race and medical research: Read the Minnesota Family Physician article, "What's Race Got to Do with It?" by North Memorial alum and current faculty Ebiere Okah, MD, and faculty Andrea Westby, MD
- Researchers Control for Different Health Conditions While Studying Potential Racial Bias in COVID-19 Treatment, featuring faculty Jason Ricco, MD, MPH
Learn more about The Ladder, a mentorship program, in this interview with Broadway faculty Lonzale Ramsey, MD.
Apply, benefits, and residency resources
- How to apply
- Resident stipends and benefits
- North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program fact sheet
- North Memorial Residency Program Policy and Procedure Manual
- University of Minnesota Graduate Medical Education Institutional Policies
- Support resources for residents (including mental health resources, well-being tools, work/life balance, and more)
- Resident wellness initiative at Broadway/North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program
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 fellowships such as sports medicine or addiction medicine.
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 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 40 to 100 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.
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 population and communities that are underserved with limited access to health care.
The following are open to U of M and visiting medical students:
- Preceptorship in Family Medicine Obstetrics
- Introduction to Residency in Family Medicine
- Acting Intern Family Medicine
The following are open only to U of M medical students:
- Family Medicine Clerkship
- Urban Community Ambulatory Medicine (UCAM)
A conversation with a community health worker at Broadway clinic
The power of primary care: Graduate Paul Stadem, MD, helps his patient through a lung transplant