South Dakota has prescription for family medicine success

USD medical programs linked to care for families.
USD medical programs linked to care for families. | Courtesy of
The Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota recently ranked 15th in the nation in placing graduates into family medicine residencies.

The most recent ranking by the American Academy of Family Physicians looked at 134 schools that grant MD degrees and reviewed the number of medical school graduates placed into residencies during the three years that ended in 2015.

Approximately 15 percent of USD medical school grads went into family medicine residencies -- nearly double the 8.7 percent national average.

Students who undertake family medicine residencies tend to make careers as family medicine practitioners.

The Sanford School of Medicine's missions statement emphasizes a commitment to family medicine, although it prepares students to practice in all fields of medicine.

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