The physicians in the Preparation for Residency Program will be beginning their residency. The program is designed for international medical graduates seeking U.S. clinical experience required to qualify to practice in Minnesota. The MN AHEC Network is providing financial and community-engagement support for these physicians.
Three doctors from Somalia, Liban Hired, Jibril Elabe, and Liban Farah, are the first beneficiaries of the U's Preparation for Residency Program. Having completed the seven-month training program , Hired is currently a resident at North Memorial, and Elabe and Farah are residents at Smiley's Clinic. After completing their residency, they are committed to work for one year in an underserved community in Minnesota.