Education & Development

These are a few of the educational tools residents and fellows have found useful during their training programs.

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Chief Resources

Chief Orientation (developed for Chief Residents & Chief Fellows of multi-year fellowships)

  • Friday April, 29th, 2022 1pm-4:30pm

Chief Briefs (developed for Chief Residents & Chief Fellows of multi-year fellowships)

  • October 4th, 2022, 4pm-5pm
  • December 6th, 2022, 4pm-5pm
  • February 7th, 2023, 4pm-5pm
  • April 4th, 2023, 4pm-5pm

Leadership Resources


Research Resources & Opportunities

Bio-Medical Library

The Bio-Medical Library provides information, resources, and services to support trainees' education, research, and clinical work. 

IRB Required Training

The IRB required training site describe the minimal training requirements that must be completed by researchers and research personnel involved in the conduct of human research.

Research Opportunities

Research Survey Tool

Qualtrics is the preferred online survey tool of the University of Minnesota because it meets stringent information security requirements not found in most free online survey tools

Transfusion Resources

Transfusion App: AgileMD

AgileMD is a web and mobile application that gives clinicians direct access to guidelines, protocols, and scoring tools.  To access transfusion guidelines via this app, follow these instructions:

  1. Register for access here
  2. Download the AgileMD app:

AgileMD for iOS
AgileMD for Android

  • Log in using the account you created in step 1
  • Open the Library tab
  • In the F-N section, find Guidelines for Transfusion Therapy
  • Load the guidelines onto your phone or tablet

This online resources offers quick, on-the-go access to transfusion therapy guidelines for Fairview (which includes the University of Minnesota Medical Center).

Transition to Practice Resources

    • Managing Your Medical Career
    • Navigating the Transition
    • Curriculum Vitae Resources
    • Job Interviews
    • Choosing a Practice Setting
    • Employment Contracting Resources
    • Credentialing
    • Medical Licensure
    • More information can be found here


Resident Leadership Academy Information

The Resident Leadership Academy provides training for residents to broaden their leadership skills as they move towards their professional goals.

Misson Statement

Fostering principles of teamwork and collaboration to drive mutual accountability within the Medical School and across departments and disciplines. Facilitating the recruitment of physicians capable of becoming highly effective organizational leaders in the Medical School.


The Resident Leadership Academy participants are nominated through a selection process.

Faculty Director

Kaz Nelson, MD  Associate Designated Institutional Official 

Upcoming Cohort Workshop Dates

The dates of the full-day workshops are as follows:

  • September 22, 2023
  • October 27, 2023
  • November 17, 2023
  • December: No Meeting
  • January 19, 2024
  • February 23, 2024
  • March 22, 2024
  • April 19, 2024
  • May 17, 2024
  • June 20 & 21, 2024 (Two final in-person sessions)

For more information about the RLA program contact the Graduate Medical Education Office by emailing,

What to do if a Resident or Fellow is Subpoenaed

 From time to time, University of Minnesota Residents and Fellows will receive a subpoena requiring them to testify as a witness in court or be deposed as a person with knowledge for a lawsuit. 
If you have any emergent questions please call Academic Health Center Counsel Susan Kratz at (612) 626-4999 or via email at