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Education & Training at Hennepin Healthcare

We’ve maintained a tradition of excellence in education and patient care since our founding 120 years ago as the state’s first teaching hospital. We treat the region's most critically ill and underserved patients and produce some of the most sought-after professionals in the nation.

We provide over 60 specialty care centers, neighborhood clinics, and a hospital campus that spans five city blocks in downtown Minneapolis. Our healthcare system has received national recognition for care quality, advanced technology, clinical research, and academic programs. We’ve been named one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report since 1996.

Our medical education and training programs are approved by national accrediting organizations, including the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) and the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

Residencies and Fellowships

Internal Medicine residency and fellowship programs are designed to standardize multidisciplinary rounding to reduce adverse health events. Dedicated faculty communication between treatment teams and nurses play a central role in improved patient outcomes.

Medical Student Rotations

Internal Medicine Student Elective at Hennepin Healthcare

We offer a limited number of 4th-year rotations to US students only. If you are interested in applying, please email your name, USMLE and/or COMLEX score(s), dates available, and IM specialties that most interest you to Shanika James at [email protected] or Michelle Herbers at [email protected]. We are not offering observership or externships to international graduates or students at this time.

Interdisciplinary Simulation and Education Center

The Interdisciplinary Simulation and Education Center (ISEC) staff provide state-of-the-art immersive educational opportunities for healthcare professionals and multidisciplinary teams.

The ISEC enables Hennepin Healthcare to continue a longstanding commitment to training the nation’s health care providers. Hennepin Healthcare is the first teaching hospital in Minnesota, training more than 20,000 healthcare providers every year.

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