June 2017

Sanford, UND plan ortho residency program

Sanford Health, based in Sioux Falls, SD, and the University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in Grand Forks, ND, announced in May the organizations are collaborating on an Orthopedic Residency Program set to begin in summer 2018.

The program is funded by Sanford Health and sponsored by the UND’s SMHS. This first-of-its-kind program in North and South Dakota creates three residency positions per year in which residents will study and work with surgeons and providers in both Fargo and Sioux Falls, and will eventually have 15 residents training at a time during the five-year program, according to a joint release from the organizations.

“As a teaching hospital, Sanford is drawn to the importance of education and teaching tomorrow’s physicians to prepare for the future needs of our community. We know that a majority of physicians stay and practice where they are trained,” said Bruce Piatt, MD, UND SMHS Orthopedic Residency Program director.

Get more information on the program at sanfordhealth.org/orthoresidency.

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- Emily Delzell

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