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Altru Family Medicine Residency is a participant in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Altru Health System is an equal opportunity employer. Applications to Altru Family Medicine Residency will be accepted without regard to race, gender, country of origin, religion, or age. Deadline for applications is January 15th. Our program accepts J-1 visas sponsored by ECFMG. 

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Application Requirements 

  • Eligible for full unrestricted license by the North Dakota Board of Medicine 
  • Maximum of four attempts to pass USMLE Steps 1, 2 and Clinical Skills 
  • Graduation from medical school within the past five (5) years 

If the above criteria are met, a complete ERAS Application must include: 

  • Updated Curriculum Vitae 
  • Medical School Transcript 
  • Medical School Dean’s Letter or equivalent 
  • USMLE or COMLEX Official Transcript 
  • Personal Statement 
  • Three Letters of Recommendation 
  • Photograph 

International Medical Graduates will need: 

  • To be able to obtain ECFMG Certification
  • To include any clinical experience at a United States medical facility 

Altru Family Medicine Residency reserves the right to determine the number of interviews conducted. For specific questions about program requirements or application, please contact Kelsey Huttunen, Program Supervisor, at 701.780.6810 or

Program Benefits 

  • Health Insurance 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • FSA or HSA (dependent on health insurance plan selected) 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Disability (short and long-term) 
  • Retirement Planning – 401(k) 
  • Malpractice Insurance 

Additional Residency Benefits 

  • Butterfly IQ for all new residents 
  • Two white coats 
  • $500 monthly stipend for meals while on-call 
  • Catered lunch at all Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday noon conferences 
  • Free parking at all clinic and hospital locations 
  • $4,000 moving stipend for new residents 


2021 Stipends 

  • First Year: $63,232 
  • Second Year: $65,624 
  • Third Year: $67,912 

Licensure and Professional Fees 

  • North Dakota Resident License 
  • DEA 
  • AAFP Membership 

PTO and Leaves 

Paid Time Off 

  • Fifteen days (15) per academic year 
  • Six holidays each academic year 

Parental Leaves 

  • Six weeks paid leave, including medical, parental, and caregiver leaves 

Continuing Medical Education (CME) 

  • Five days per academic year 
  • $1,000 each calendar year for conferences, medical associations memberships, medical subscriptions, etc.
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