North Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program

North MemorialWe 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.

Curriculum highlights

  • 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

More on our curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

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 six 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.

Where we practice

  • Clinic
  • Hospital
  • Community
  • Clinic

    Broadway Family Medicine Clinic

    Broadway

    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
    • Caucasians
    • Hmong
    • Hispanics
    • Native Americans
    • Somalis and other African immigrants

    Our community outreach and support activities

    Facilities

    • 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
  • Hospital

    North Memorial Health Hospital

    hospitalNorth 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

    Learn more about North Memorial Health Hospital

  • Community

    Community

    North Minneapolis is a medically underserved area, with a rich and troubled past, facing exciting prospects for the future.

    Learn more about North Minneapolis by watching "Welcome to North" by Chitwood Media.

    Our clinic cares for a culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse population, including African Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics, Hmong, Native Americans, Somalis, and other African immigrants.

    Outreach

    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

    Community engagement

    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

Medical Student Opportunities

North Memorial Medical Student Opportunities


MetroPAP

metromap

Photo: Brady Willette

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.

Rotations

The following are open to U of M and visiting medical students:

The following are open only to U of M medical students: