The Sioux Falls Family Medicine Residency is sponsored jointly by Avera McKennan and Sanford Health Hospitals (combined bed capacity nearly 900), and is affiliated with Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota. The Residency is fully accredited and accepts eight residents per year.
Sioux Falls offers the most advanced and complete healthcare facilities in the area. The city has become a referral center for all of South Dakota, as well as northwest Iowa, and southwest Minnesota. The Program's sponsoring hospitals offer state of the art technology unsurpassed in the Midwest. Both hospitals are constantly expanding and updating facilities and services.
Both hospitals have advanced, 24 hour emergency/trauma departments and have helicopters to augment other ground and air transportation services. The hospitals also provide low cost obstetric clinics, offering medical care for expectant mothers. Residents are assigned patients and act as the primary physicians (with staff physician supervision), beginning with the first prenatal visit through delivery and the postnatal visit. Avera McKennan and Sanford Health hospitals have received national recognition for the services they offer.
Other residencies in Sioux Falls include a pathology, psychiatry, internal medicine, transitional and pediatrics. These programs are all sponsored by the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota.
The Center For Family Medicine
The Residency has a model clinic, the Center for Family Medicine, which is located on the Avera McKennan campus at 1115 East 20th Street in Sioux Falls.
Falls Community Health Center
Residents also provide care to patients at the Falls Community Health Center, a federally funded clinic where they share the patient load with on-site, full time faculty.