Family Medicine Residency Program

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.

At the center of the training program is the Regional Health Family Medicine Residency Clinic. This state-of-the-art, 24,000 square-foot facility serves as the headquarters for our resident physicians and includes 16 exam rooms and a dedicated procedure room; medical records, laboratory and radiology services; spacious resident team offices; a library and conference room; and other administrative offices.

The Rapid City Regional Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program is a participant in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and must include:

Family Medicine Residency Program 2017-2018 Academic Year

Alexandra J. Chase, DO, 1st Year Resident, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Carissa M. Elkins, MD, 1st Year Resident, Marshal University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine...

Class of 2017


Kyle Adams, DO
Practice: Rapid City, SD

Catherine Mitchel, MD
Practice: Vermillion, SD

Peter Ostler, MD
Practice: Rapid City, SD

Giovanni Paoli, DO
Practice: Ft. Meade, SD

Carson Phillips, MD
Practice: Rapid City, SD

Matthew Schaffer, DO
Practice: Mobridge, SD


Class of 2016


Logan Frederickson, DO
Practice: Baker City, OR

Bobbie M. Schneller, DO
Program Director

Dr. Schneller received her undergraduate degree at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Steubenville, Ohio in 1999. She earned her medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Salaries 2017-2018

First-Year Resident $62,040
Second-Year Resident $63,540
Third-Year Resident $65,540
(South Dakota has no personal income tax)