Application Deadline:December 29, 2023
Interview Dates:January 8, 10, & 15, 2024
Phase I Match Day:February 16, 2024
Phase II Match Day:March 20, 2024
Program Start Date:August 19, 2024
Contacting SH-PIC:Questions regarding the application or interview process may be directed to the SH-PIC Program Directors:
Dr. Jeffrey Leichter, Jeffrey.Leichter@sanfordhealth.org Dr. Jon Ulven, Jon.Ulven@sanfordhealth.org
Questions can also be directed to the SH-PIC Program Administrator, Shelly McCann, Shelly.McCann@SanfordHealth.org
Life in the Midwest
The City of Fargo is located in Cass County, North Dakota, along the Red River of the North which forms the border between Minnesota and North Dakota. An estimated 124,844 people live in Fargo. Fargo is the economic center of southeast North Dakota, Fargo offers a strong economy, reasonable cost of living, and a wealth of cultural and outdoor activities. Home to North Dakota State University and Sanford Health, on the banks of the Red River, Fargo is considered an educational and health-care hub. Living in Fargo offers residents an urban feel and many bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fargo and the city enjoys four distinct seasons allowing residents to ski and ice skate in the winter while heading east into Minnesota Lake Country in the summer for fishing, swimming, and boating.
Moorhead, Minnesota is located in Clay County and is the largest City in northwest Minnesota. Situated in the Red River Valley, Moorhead is part of a rich agricultural region that was created from silt deposits leftover when glacial Lake Agassiz melted approximately 10,000 years ago. The city borders the Red River of the North which flows northward into Manitoba, Canada. The Red River forms the border between Minnesota and North Dakota. The City of Moorhead is a growing community with a population of 44,505 residents. Moorhead is unique in that it provides the feeling of a small town, with the amenities of a large community. There are numerous entertainments, arts and culture, dining, shopping, parks and recreation, and sports events and opportunities.
Valley City, ND
Valley City, which has been voted North Dakota’s Most Beautiful Town, is located in the heart of the Sheyenne River Valley, which offers a variety of outdoor activity such as hiking, fishing, kayaking and birding. Valley City has a population of 6,500 people, with larger city amenities easily accessible with Fargo, the largest city in ND, being 50 miles east. With each season brings new opportunities to discover the beauty of the area with many local parks and hiking trails within a 40-mile radius. Take a drive down the stunning winding roads of the Sheyenne River Scenic Byway, have a freshly crafted beer at the local brewery, or walk downtown to shop in a handful of charming boutiques. The robust and diverse campus of Valley City State University also provides activities, community events and opportunities for all residents of the town to enjoy.