Setting: The University of Minnesota, umn.edu, has 5 locations, more than 16,000 students in its graduate and professional schools, and a robust Health Sciences Center that includes schools of medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, public health and veterinary medicine.

Nurse-midwifery Education program: The UMN School of Nursing, Minneapolis, is the site of the graduate nurse-midwifery program, http://z.umn.edu/midwifery, a 3-year, full-time program that offers a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. It is a hybrid online program, with on campus sessions each semester for 4 days, extensive online learning opportunities, and approximately 1000 hours of clinical learning at sites arranged by the school. The program graduates 10-12 students per year. Multiple clinical sites in the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area are utilized as well as additional sites in the upper mid-west based on student needs and location.

Program Director: Melissa Avery, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, avery003@umn.edu, 612-624-5933

Ob-gyn residency program: The UMN School of Medicine is the site of the ob-gyn residency program, a 4-year program with 9 residents per year.  https://www.med.umn.edu/obgyn/education-training/residency.

Clinical sites

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis
  • Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis
  • Regions Medical Center, Saint Paul
  • Methodist Hospital, Saint Louis Park
  • VA Medical Center, Saint Paul
  • Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis and Saint Paul

Residency Program Director: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Samantha Hoffman, MD,  kehoe018@umn.edu, 612-273-7064.

Vice Chair for Quality and Safety and Medical Director, Birthplace: Phillip Rauk, MD, raukx004@umn.edu, 612-301-3408

Associate Residency Program Director: Lisa Gill, MD, lgill@umn.edu