Each resident physician has a faculty advisor. Advisors review performance and evaluations with the resident, and provide mentoring on a regular basis. The advisor serves as the resident's advocate in the educational system, and assists in developing individualized educational plans to reach present and future goals.
Resident physicians are involved in personal research projects and quality improvement projects. Personal research is presented at our annual research colloquium. Our residents also present at local, state and national conferences.
There are numerous opportunities for moonlighting in western North Dakota for residents with appropriate visa status and in good academic standing in the residency program. Moonlighting hours are included in the maximum 80-hours-per-week duty-hour limits mandated by the ACGME.
All resident physicians in their third year have the opportunity to serve as the clinical chief of our adult medicine service. Third-year residents also serve as mentors. Our residents, at every level, also serve on numerous residency committees and also on important hospital committees. We encourage and support our residents in pursuing leadership activities at the state and national levels.
Our residents become involved in the community in a variety of ways including community service projects, caring for patients at the free clinic, presenting at community education events and participating in various community activities.
UND Center for Rural Health
The UND Center for Rural Health assists rural communities in building their health care services. They can also assist our residents in locating positions that qualify for student loan repayment or sponsor J-1 Visa waivers. You can visit the Center for Rural Health website for more information.
SMHS Policies and Procedures
Learn more about UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Policies and Procedures.