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.

Model Office

At the center of the training program is the 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 2016-2017 Academic Year

Kyle Adams, DO
3nd Year

Kirksville College
of Osteopathic Medicine

Crista Few, MD
2nd Year
Loma Linda University
School of Medicine


Class of 2016


Logan Frederickson, DO
Practice: Baker City, OR

Devin Higgins, DO
Practice: Burley, ID

Michael Nielson, DO
Practice: Monticello, UT

Jaron Miner, DO
Practice: Tuscon, AZ

Jaclyn Pohlers, DO
Practice: Republic, MO

Brandy Tarap, MD
Practice: Custer, SD


Class of 2015


Daniel Berens, DO
Practice: Spearfish, SD

Kurt A. Stone, MD
Program Director

Dr. Stone earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin and completed his residency at Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Andrews AFB, Maryland. He served as the Director of the Rapid City Community Health Center and Chief of Hospital Services at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.

Salaries 2016-2017

First-Year Resident $60,500
Second-Year Resident $62,000
Third-Year Resident $64,000
(South Dakota has no personal income tax)