Orientation

Orientation Requirements (see also: Orientation Policy)

All incoming residents and fellows, in both ACGME-accredited and non-accredited programs, who are starting in a new residency or fellowship program at the University of Minnesota are required to attend one of our GME Orientation sessions. This requirement includes those trainees moving from one UMN program to another.

Central GME orientation is held in mid-June and early July to accommodate the vast majority of our incoming residents and fellows who start on cycle with the start of the academic year.  Additional abbreviated sessions are held in mid-July and early August for those trainees who begin in their program after the main orientation dates.

As you enter a new UMN GME residency or fellowship program, you are expected to:

  1. Complete all requirements issued through your onboarding checklist in RMS (log into RMS using the username and password information you received via email from gme@umn.edu),
  2. Attend an in-person central orientation session (you will receive an email invitation with details about your scheduled session),
  3. Be fitted for a respirator (refer to the Occupational Health, Safety, & Immunization Requirements page for details about respirator fit testing and medical clearance), and
  4. Review all orientation resources listed below on this page ("Orientation resources for review").

Central GME orientation sessions

2020 GME Orientation Dates:

Central Orientation Sessions:

  • Wednesday, June 17th, 2020: Central Orientation, McNamara Alumni Center
  • Wednesday, July 1st, 2020: Central Orientation, McNamara Alumni Center

International Medical Graduate Networking Event:

  • Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 - TBD

Abbreviated Orientation Sessions:

  • Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 - Abbreviated Orientation, TBD
  • Monday, August 3rd, 2020 - Abbreviated Orientation, TBD

Group of 185 new incoming residents and fellows

Past GME new resident/fellow orientation sessions:

International Medical Graduates (IMG) Resources

IMG orientation event

Each year, the UMN GME office hosts an orientation event exclusively for International Medical Graduates, to welcome them to the Twin Cities and help ease their transition to the US medical system.  The IMG event this year will be structured differently in the past. More information will be sent to you closer to your start date from the central GME Office.

ECFMG certificate

  • All IMGs must have their "valid indefinitely" ECFMG Certificate on file with MMCGME Services.  You will be prompted to submit this via your RMS Onboarding checklist.
  • Timeframe for completion: By the end of first month of training (mandatory).
  • Questions?  Contact rmshelp@umn.edu.

IMG resource information

Related links for IMGs

Orientation resources for review

Below are important resources to review as you begin your program, and to refer back to throughout your training at the University of Minnesota.

To find additional materials presented during your central UMN GME orientation, locate your session's agenda under one of the drop-down menus above.  All presentations are linked in the agenda for your convenience.

The Graduate Medical Education Administration office looks forward to welcoming you to your new University of Minnesota program at one of our central orientation sessions.

  • Trainees at round tables in the main hall of McNamara Alumni Center

    The Graduate Medical Education Administration office looks forward to welcoming you to your new University of Minnesota program at one of our central orientation sessions.

  • Trainees seated at round tables watch GME orientation session

    The Graduate Medical Education Administration office looks forward to welcoming you to your new University of Minnesota program at one of our central orientation sessions.

  • Two US Army Medical Corps members pose with Goldy Gopher mascot

    The Graduate Medical Education Administration office looks forward to welcoming you to your new University of Minnesota program at one of our central orientation sessions.

  • Woman taking a selfie with Goldy Gopher mascot

    The Graduate Medical Education Administration office looks forward to welcoming you to your new University of Minnesota program at one of our central orientation sessions.

  • Trainees speaking to staff at a resource table during GME orientation

    The Graduate Medical Education Administration office looks forward to welcoming you to your new University of Minnesota program at one of our central orientation sessions.

  • Four trainees talking over coffee at GME orientation

    The Graduate Medical Education Administration office looks forward to welcoming you to your new University of Minnesota program at one of our central orientation sessions.

  • Trainees speaking to staff at a resource table during GME orientation

    The Graduate Medical Education Administration office looks forward to welcoming you to your new University of Minnesota program at one of our central orientation sessions.

  • Trainee speaks to a staff member at a resource table during GME orientation

    The Graduate Medical Education Administration office looks forward to welcoming you to your new University of Minnesota program at one of our central orientation sessions.

  • Residents/fellows posing at orientation

    The Graduate Medical Education Administration office looks forward to welcoming you to your new University of Minnesota program at one of our central orientation sessions.

  • Residents/fellows posing at orientation

    The Graduate Medical Education Administration office looks forward to welcoming you to your new University of Minnesota program at one of our central orientation sessions.

CONTACT ADMISSIONS

420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 293
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Email: gme@umn.edu
Phone: 612-624-5621