University of Minnesota Medical Center

The University of Minnesota Medical Center is an incredible teaching institution with over 500 physicians involved in the care of its patients. It is located in the heart of Minneapolis, and is actually set on two campuses. One hospital is located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River and consists mainly of orthopedic, OB/Gyn, and psychiatric patients. The other campus is located on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. The East Bank of the River houses the general internal medicine patients, the surgical patients, the bone marrow transplant and ICU patients.

This institution is recognized nationally for excellence in solid organ and blood and marrow transplantation as well as heart disease, cancer, neurosciences, pediatrics and behavioral illnesses. The University of Minnesota Medical Center provides a wonderful integration of teaching, research and patient care. Core areas of excellence in research include diabetes, infectious diseases, stem cell biology, vascular disease, hemostasis, autoimmunology, fibrotic lung disease, medical genetics and cancer. Many of these areas of research are also available to interested residents and fellows.

We are excited about the wide variety of opportunities available to our residents. We are also focused on ensuring that your time here is an enriching and valuable experience.

Patient Population

The patient population at the University of Minnesota Hospital is extremely diverse. Since the hospital is one of the main tertiary centers in the Midwest, residents will encounter patients with complicated and unusual disease processes.

The University is also a leading transplant center (both solid organ and bone marrow) which gives residents exposure to both patients awaiting transplants and those with post transplant complications.

The University also serves the local community, which includes a very large population of immigrants, mainly from East Africa and Southeast Asia. Residents therefore have direct exposure to tropical diseases such as malaria, schistosomiasis, and strongyloides.

Ward Structure

At the University of Minnesota there are general medicine admitting ward teams, called "Maroon" teams, as well as several subspecialty teams.

There are five teaching ward teams, two “senior only” teams and three traditional medicine teams. The “senior only” teams consist of one resident paired with one attending physician to prepare residents for a true hospitalist schedule. The traditional teaching teams consist of one resident, one intern, 1-2 medical students, and a teaching attending. They participate in a q3 admitting cycle: long call, post call, and precall. There is a Night Float team, one intern, one resident, and a swing intern, who admits and cross covers overnight.

The Cardiology teams consist of three teams: Cards 1 (typically valvular heart disease, arrhythmias, and mild CHF); Cards 2 (advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, and heart transplant); and CSI (coronary structured intervention; chest pain evaluation, post cath, etc.). Residents have the opportunity to rotate with any of these teams.

The ICU team consists of two senior residents, two interns, 0-4 medical students, and about half the year a family medicine resident who functions as an additional intern. This team rounds with a pulm/crit care fellow and attending. There is a single senior resident who covers the ICU at night, admissions as well as cross cover, along with an in-house overnight intensivist.

There is also a Pulmonary team who manages the adult CF and lung transplant patient populations, staffed by a Pulmonologist, a fellow, a nurse practitioner and a resident.

There are Heme/Onc and BMT inpatient admitting services staffed by Heme/Onc hospitalists and midlevel nurse practitioners; these are both offered as electives for those residents who are interested.

There are other electives that are offered at the University site, including gastroenterology, palliative care, emergency medicine, infectious disease, HIV, rheumatology, endocrinology and more

Chief Residents

Internal Medicine Residency Program
Medicine Pediatric Residency Program
Global Health