Our mission is to train physicians in Family Medicine who are able to provide comprehensive, longitudinal medical care in a rural setting.
The Rapid City Regional Hospital (RCRH) Family Medicine Residency Program is a 6-6-6 community-based Family Medicine program, which maintains an affiliation with the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. The program is located in Rapid City and there are no competing residency programs in the community. It was developed and implemented to assist the western South Dakota region by training physicians to provide broad-based, high quality, primary care in a rural setting.
In keeping with this goal, the program offers extensive post-graduate level education in the medical and surgical disciplines, including the practice of obstetrics, with most residents delivering more than 60-100 babies during their residency training. The philosophy of the training program incorporates those features felt to best represent Family Medicine - quality health care with concern and understanding of the patient's needs within the context of their family.