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% 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 and international medicine, sports medicine, research, osteopathic medicine, reproductive health, 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 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
- Living the vision of Broadway Family Medicine
The resident experience
What is life like as a North Memorial family medicine resident? Check out this video to hear it from residents and alumni.
2021 graduate James Smith, MD, appears on WCCO News to discuss COVID-19 as well as the importance of getting a flu shot.
2021 graduate Rose Marie Leslie, MD, goes viral with anti-vaping videos on her popular TikTok page, where she reaches as many as 820,000 followers with her public health-related posts.
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)
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 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.
Broadway Family Medicine Clinic
We are very excited to announce that in January 2021 we moved to a new location and an updated, innovative clinic space. Our new location is still in North Minneapolis on the corner of 26th Ave. & Broadway Avenue and is a short 15-minute walk or two-minute drive to North Memorial Hospital.
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.
Our patient population
- African American
- Native American
- Somali and other African immigrant
Some of our features and services
- Hmong interpreter on-site and a Hmong women's support group
- Bimonthly colposcopy clinics
- Weekly sports medicine clinics
- Medication therapy management
- Community health worker, care coordinators, and a social worker in clinic full time
- Electronic medical record fully integrated with the hospital
- 24 exam rooms, plus two multi-purpose consult 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, white, Hispanics, Hmong, Native Americans, Somali, and other African immigrants.
Note: community outreach programs are currently on hold due to COVID-19.
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
- Ascension Place, recurring group discussions and dialogues facilitated by our residents with Spanish-speaking members of the local community around important primary care topics identified by the community
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
Our community outreach and support activities
- Weekly clinics at The Bridge for Youth shelter for unhoused people
- Medical consultation to the Northside Neighborhood Achievement Zone
- Minnesota Department of Health-supported screening of mothers for postpartum depression at newborn well-child exams
- Substance use disorder treatment
- Ascension Place health care discussions with a Spanish-speaking population
- Monthly seminars for staff and providers, featuring community partners such as:
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)