If you are currently a trainee in an accredited, not-for-profit program in the United States and are interested in an experience at a Children's Minnesota location, please review the below options available at this time. All trainees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19, no exemptions are available. Additionally, Children's Minnesota requires the use of Clinician Nexus for those seeking placement for a clinical, research, or shadowing experience at all of our hospitals and clinic locations. For more information on joining Clinician Nexus, please click here.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES AT CHILDREN'S MINNESOTA

Doctor of Medicine/Osteopathic Medicine, Resident, or Fellows 

  • Clinical Rotation (hands on, for credit): Interested applicants must identify and secure a Children’s Minnesota professional staff member who is available to act as the official preceptor. Once a preceptor has been identified, the applicant must create a student account on Clinician Nexus and then search for clinical experiences and submit an application through Clinician Nexus' online marketplace. Any hands-on experiences require an affiliation agreement between Children's Minnesota and the trainee's home program.
  • Clinical Research (extracurricular or for credit): Interested applicants must identify and secure a Children’s Minnesota professional staff member who is available to act as the primary investigator. Once a PI has been identified, the applicant must create a student account on Clinician Nexus and then search for research experiences and submit an application through Clinician Nexus' online marketplace.
  • Observer/Shadowing (hands-off, not for credit): Interested applicants must be at the Graduate Medical training level or higher, and must identify and secure a preceptor for their experience who agrees to supervise the applicant at all times for the duration of the experience. Once a preceptor is identified, the applicant must create a student account on Clinician Nexus and then search for observe/shadowing experiences and submit an application through Clinician Nexus' online marketplace.

APP/APRN Students

Interested trainees are to go to Clinician Nexus and create a student account. From there, they can fill in the appropriate application for either a PA or APRN rotation request. If all information fields are not filled in, the application will not be considered. Any hands-on experiences require an affiliation agreement between Children's Minnesota and the trainee's home program.

Social Work

Interested trainees looking for a social work internship, please go directly to the department’s Internship page. Any hands-on experiences require an affiliation agreement between Children's Minnesota and the trainee's home program.

Pharmacy Resident

Interested residents looking for a pharmacy rotation, please go directly to the department’s Residency Program page. Any hands-on experiences require an affiliation agreement between Children's Minnesota and the trainee's home program.

PharmD and Public/Community Health Students

Interested trainees, please reach out directly to Medical Education. Any hands-on experiences require an affiliation agreement between Children's Minnesota and the trainee's home program.


Disclaimers:

  1. Children's Minnesota has elected to partner solely with programs that have an in-person component to their training and will not be offering rotational opportunities to students of exclusively online programs.
  2. Applications for rotations must be submitted at least 3 months prior to the requested start date.
  3. Applications from any for-profit institution or any institutions located outside of the United States will not be considered.
  4. Staff at Children’s Minnesota cannot match interested applicants with a Children's Minnesota professional staff member to act as a preceptor nor provide contact information beyond what is available publicly in our Find a Doctor database.
  5. Submission of application materials does not mean a rotation has been approved.
  6. Children's Minnesota's Medical Education Department will notify trainees directly via email if their rotation has been approved or if Children's Minnesota is unable to accommodate a rotation experience.
  7. Trainees that have been accepted for a rotation experience at Children's must complete their required onboarding at least 2-weeks prior to starting at Children's or the proposed experience will be canceled and any future requests will not be accepted.
  8. If a rotation is no longer needed, the Medical Education Department must be notified immediately. 

Additional Requirements:

Prior to the start of an approved rotation with Children's Minnesota, the following must be completed and/or on file with Children's Minnesota:

  1. Current affiliation agreement between Children's Minnesota and the training program. Children's Minnesota will initiate the agreement once the rotational experience has been approved.
  2. Trainee must be willing to complete a Minnesota DHS Background Study with fingerprinting and, if applicable, obtain a Minnesota Board of Medical Practice Residency Permit, prior to onboarding for the rotation.
  3. All onboarding items assigned to the trainee must be completed at least 2-weeks prior to the start of the rotation.

For assistance or if you have questions about this process, please reach out to our team in Medical Education.