Why Minnesota?


Embrace the Twin Cities metro by training at six key institutions that attract patients across the metropolitan area and the state of Minnesota.


Work with more than 80 regionally and nationally distinguished orthopedic surgeons and over 20 subspecialists who are academic leaders in their specialty fields and perform complex and challenging cases.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Train in a supportive atmosphere where differences are valued and celebrated, knowing institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion fuels the advancement of knowledge, promotes improved patient care, and fosters excellence.


Access robust research opportunities and complete at least one original research project during residency training in conjunction with mentorship and support from our professional research staff. Collaborate with researchers in multiple disciplines, including engineering and veterinary science. 

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Living in Minnesota

The University of Minnesota Medical Center, situated on both sides of the Mississippi river on campus, attracts patients from across the metropolitan area and the state of Minnesota. As the region’s largest academic health center, patients with complex and unique conditions routinely seek care from our team of world-renowned orthopedic experts.

With a population of over 3 million, the Twin Cities metropolitan area is home to a wide variety of theaters, museums, stadiums, and national parks that make it a vibrant place to live. Residents will be working in the heart of Minneapolis, located within miles of some of the most popular attractions. The Twin Cities is nationally regarded for its selection of theaters, including the Guthrie, Ordway, and Orpheum.

The Walker Art Center and sculpture garden and Minneapolis Institute of Art feature rotating exhibits that will pique the interest of any art lover. Target Field in downtown Minneapolis is home to the Minnesota Twins professional baseball team, and the newly built U.S. Bank Stadium and Allianz Field provide space for football and soccer fans to see their favorite teams. National Parks including the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, Coldwater Spring, and Voyageurs National Park Association are all within a short driving distance, in addition to numerous locations for camping, fishing, hiking, and outdoor recreation. With an increasingly diverse population, the Twin Cities is growing into a cultural epicenter of the Midwest.

Resident Benefits

See a comprehensive listing of health benefits for residents and fellows.

Stipend information

This webpage provides access to information regarding stipends such as pay dates, current rates, applicable policies, analyses used to make the annual recommendation to increase, as well as historical rates.

Pay dates

Trainees will be paid an annual stipend as stated in the residency/fellowship agreement and in your program manual. Trainees will receive a paycheck biweekly. Trainees are encouraged to use the direct deposit system, as paychecks have the potential of being lost or delayed in the mail. Paychecks are mailed or credited to bank accounts of those using the direct deposit system on the pay dates located here.

GME contact: Carol Sundberg, sundb001@umn.edu or 612-626-3317