Sanford Academic Affairs connects clinicians, scientists and medical professionals with opportunities for advanced skills training and career development. Health care industry professionals can search Sanford Health’s professional medical education portal. Explore upcoming conferences, symposia and medical training opportunities.
Continuing Medical Education
Each year, Sanford Health accredits hundreds of activities and hosts thousands of attendees at our CME conferences. Visit the professional educational portal to view opportunities.
Continuing Nursing Education
Nurses and other allied health care providers can view our professional educational portal to learn more about accredited continuing nursing education opportunities at Sanford Health.
Providers at Sanford Health have reduced opioid prescriptions by nearly 20 percent from 2017-2018 in an effort to have fewer pills in circulation. In 2016, the health system took a hard look at how providers talked to patients and how they wrote prescriptions and looked for ways to make changes. The health system instituted mandatory physician education programs and also stopped asking patients about pain as a vital sign. That, combined with writing smaller prescriptions for things like acute injuries or stopping using opioids for conditions where they aren’t proven effective, like headaches and low back pain, helped reduce overall numbers, too.
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Sanford Health is proud to provide accredited medical and continuing educational opportunities to those pursuing careers in health care.
Across Sanford Health communities, we partner with accredited secondary educational institutions to provide their students with clinical training sites. Institutions we partner with include: University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, Augustana University, and Concordia College.
Students at the USD Sanford School of Medicine and UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences train at Sanford’s two flagship medical centers.
Visiting Medical Students
Medical school students interested in visiting Sanford can apply through the USD Sanford School of Medicine or UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
Graduate Medical Education
Sanford is a major teaching site for residency and fellowship programs. Our physicians serve as faculty at USD Sanford School of Medicine and UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
Contact your college or university to learn more.