Education & Innovation

Cesarean Section Training

The program offers additional experience in surgical obstetrics to qualified PGY3 residents. There is a selection process for those who apply for this training opportunity. There are OB preceptors for this training program at both Essentia Health – St. Mary’s and St. Luke’s Hospital training sites.

Community Involvement

As a member of the Health and Homeless committee, a community wide committee to address the social determinants of health, our residency program provides care at the local shelter, CHUM (Churches United in Ministry). CHUM operates Duluth’s largest food shelf and provides emergency shelter and supportive services for homeless individuals and families. Dr. Jamie Conniff serves as the chair of this committee. It is our goal to establish trusting relationships with guests of CHUM enabling us to provide them appropriate care. Through other relationships, we are able to work with the Center for Addiction and Drug Treatment in addressing the issues of addiction and with Lutheran Social Service to address the issues of homeless youth in our area.