Most of our residents live nearby the hospital downtown or in surrounding neighborhoods such as Northeast, North Loop, or Uptown. Some residents live a bit farther out in Bloomington, St. Paul, and other nearby cities but they are still mostly within a 20-30 minute drive away. Some residents choose to live in apartment complexes while others find great houses to rent or buy.
There is a lot to do in and around the Twin Cities and our residents love getting outside all year round! There are plenty of trails for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing. There are also plenty of lakes nearby for kayaking, paddle-boarding, fishing, ice fishing, and sailing. Near and far, there are numerous great campsites to be found in Minnesota state parks. When we get a chance to venture out a little farther, there’s always the Boundary Waters, the North Shore, and the Apostle Islands to explore!
Furthermore, the program recognizes how important having a sense of community and belonging is to the wellbeing of our residents. As a result, we have several residency sponsored events for residents with protected time-off. Some of these events include the annual resident-selected retreat (usually some kind of rafting, tubing, or other water sport), the post-ITE (In-Training Exam) cool-down, the Women In EM Bike Ride, and interns attending the SAEM Annual Meeting.