The UND Center for Family Medicine residency training program in Minot was initiated in 1975 and graduated its first residents in 1977. The Program is administered by the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Each year the UND Center for Family Medicine-Minot residency program has gained in community and faculty support, curriculum development, and quality of educational experience. The program is fully accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and has resident positions available in each of the three years. Resident selection is made through the National Resident Matching Program . Special emphasis is placed on training residents for practice in rural areas of the Midwest where the need is perceived to be the greatest.
The UND Center for Family Medicine Residency Program employs five full-time family physicians and one full-time clinical psychologist faculty member. In addition, more than 60 community faculty participate in the teaching program. These faculty members are enthusiastic about teaching and include representatives of virtually all of the specialties and sub specialties.
Trinity Health is a 251-bed hospital and 350-bed nursing home complex which provides comprehensive medical care including a neonatal intensive care unit, heart catherization, ultrasound, CT, and MRI scanning. Trinity is also a certified Level II trauma center. Trinity Hospital is fully approved by the Joint Commission. A regional United States Air Force Hospital, located just outside the air base 10 miles away, provides residents with exposure to an additional patient population of 15,000 military personnel and dependents.
The curriculum of the residency program is made up of three main components: rotations, lectures, and outpatient clinics.
Rotations: Rotations are based on a one-on-one resident to faculty ratio which allows for the best learning and teaching experience, as well as invaluable hands-on experience in patient care. Since the UND Center for Family Medicine residency program is the only postgraduate program in Minot, the residents usually receive their choice of preceptors for rotations.
Lectures: A series of lectures covering each of the specialty and sub specialty areas has been established. Most of these educational conferences are scheduled during the noon hour. Continuing education conferences are also sponsored by Trinity Hospital on a regular basis.
Outpatient Care: Experience in ambulatory patient care is obtained at the UND Center for Family Medicine located only one mile from Trinity Hospital and only minutes from the other points of patient care. Center facilities include patient examination rooms, resident offices, library and conference rooms, x-ray, a laboratory, ultrasound, minor surgery, computer room, and business and administrative offices.