Graduate Medical Education at Children's Minnesota

At Children's Minnesota, our vision is to be every family's essential partner in raising healthier children - not only during illnesses or injuries, but throughout childhood. Our Graduate Medical Education (GME) department is proud to train the future generation of medical professionals caring for our children in Minnesota and beyond. We are committed to providing exceptional learning opportunities in diverse clinical settings as well as engagement in scholarship with mentors in our Research Institute. Children’s Minnesota requires immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases prior to rotating onsite, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for health care professionals.

Our team supports trainees from the following disciplines:

  • APP Trainees
  • Graduate Level Research
  • Medical Students
  • Medical Residents 
  • Medical Fellows
  • Pharmacy Trainees
  • Pharmacy Residents
  • Psychology Interns
  • Some Graduate Level Allied Health

Contact the GME team

Medical Education Teaching Awards

Each year the Medical Education department at Children's Minnesota awards one physician the Mitch Einzig Teacher of the Year Award and two nurses the Nurse Teaching Award for their significant contribution to the education of trainees at Children's. Their ability to inspire and foster critical thinking, share their clinical skills, and provide mentorship to the next generation of health professionals is remarkable. On behalf of all trainees at Children's, and the Medical Education department, thank you!

2023 Mitch Einzig Teacher of the Year Award presented to:

Dr. Nihal Hamouda, Emergency Medicine

2023 Nurse Teaching Awards presented to:

Cory Johnson, Clinical Nurse, St. Paul Surgery 

Faith Pyne, Clinical Nurse, Minneapolis Limited Stay Unit

Training Opportunities

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 check out the links below to review the options available at this time:

Resources for Trainees at Children's Minnesota

If you are a current trainee onsite at Children's Minnesota and you need support, please see the resources below:


For issues relating to your Children's badge, parking access, pager/TelmedIQ access, etc, please submit a ticket to our GME team. Our goal is to respond to tickets within 1-2 business days. 


For issues with anything IT related (Cerner access, passwords, computer related issues), please reach out to our IT Helpdesk at 952-992-5000.


If you are experiencing an urgent rotation related issue and need immediate assistance, please reach out to our team.

Medical Education Supervision Grids

The Medical Education Department along with the various hosting departments within Children’s Minnesota maintain the supervision grids for trainees from the discliplines below participating in clinical training experiences onsite.

Click here to review current supervision grids

Get to know Clinician Nexus


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Children's Minnesota GME office uses Clinician Nexus as our primary trainee onboarding platform. 

Please visit HERE to become more familiar with this platform!


Resources for Professional Staff & Preceptors

The GME department provides resources for preceptors at Children's Minnesota who are interested in hosting trainees in their clinical practice. Our team can assist with job shadow/observer requests from trainees or with setting up clinical hands-on rotations in your practice. Please review the resources below to learn more.

Medical Education Research Pathway

The Medical Education Research Pathway for medical/DO students, APP trainees, residents and fellows participating in research at Children’s Minnesota provides an onboarding process for trainees looking to partner with Children's Minnesota Principal Investigators. This process involves medical education, research, IT, the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Principal Investigator collaboratively.