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SEEKING AN EXCELLENT FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM?

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WISCONSIN A GREAT PLACE TO WORK. A GREATER PLACE TO LIVE.


WISCONSIN

A GREAT PLACE TO TRAIN AND PRACTICE!

WHY TRAIN IN WISCONSIN? y Community-based programs, rural training tracks and inner city sites y All programs train you in the Patient-Centered Medical Home y All are based on the traditional values of Family Medicine — continuing, comprehensive, cost-effective, and compassionate care y All programs value excellent practice in balance with personal and family life

Wausau

Eau Claire

y You will be prepared in any setting — in the US or internationally Appleton

WHY PRACTICE IN WISCONSIN?

La Crosse

y Family physicians are highly respected and influential in Wisconsin

Baraboo

Madison Janesville Monroe

Menomonee Falls Waukesha

Milwaukee

Elkhorn

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y Wisconsin family physicians are highly satisfied with their practices and lifestyles y Family physicians successfully get the full spectrum of privileges y Family physicians are the ONLY source of vital primary care in many counties y More than 35% of family physicians deliver babies in Wisconsin y There are practice opportunities in urban, rural, inner city, and suburban areas y There are grant and loan repayment programs for training and practicing in Wisconsin


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PASSPORT TO WISCONSIN PROGRAM

PHOTOGRAPH OF DEVIL’S LAKE STATE PARK COURTESY OF THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM

TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT You can apply for reimbursement for travel expenses incurred while visiting Wisconsin Residency Programs. The more

QUALIFICATIONS: Fourth-year medical students who set up and have formal interviews with at least four residency programs prior to the date selections are made. Any visits made after selections are made will not qualify for reimbursement.

programs you visit, the greater the reimbursement — up to $1,000. Students are eligible for reimbursement according to the following schedule:

NUMBER OF PROGRAMS VISITED 4 5 6 7 or more

TO APPLY: Complete the online application form at:

MAXIMUM REIMBURSEMENT OUT OF STATE

IN STATE

$500 $600 $750 $1,000

$250 $300 $375 $500

http://wafp.org/wafp-passport-application Once received by the WAFP, you will be notified whether or not reimbursement is available (funds are available on a first come, first-served basis).


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TRAVEL REIMBURSEMENT

PASSPORT TO WISCONSIN PROGRAM

REIMBURSEMENT PROCESS:

QUESTIONS:

When you are accepted into the Passport Program, you

Contact the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians at

will receive information about how to access the Passport

academy@wafp.org, call 262-512-0606, or contact any of

Reimbursement Form from our website. After you complete

the residency programs at the numbers/emails listed in this

all of your visits, submit your travel receipts along with your

brochure or at www.wafp.org/residencyprograms.

reimbursement form to WAFP. Once the receipts and reimbursement forms are received and your visits are verified, the Academy will send you a check in the amount stipulated according to the schedule on page 3 of this brochure. Deadline for reimbursement requests is April 30th, 2017. Complete the online expense reimbursement form: http://wafp.org/wafp-passport-expense-reimbursement or download a PDF form at: http://wafp.org/images/PDF_Downloads/Passport_Program_ Reimbursement_form.pdf


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Please review the program descriptions on the following pages: PAGE

SPONSORING INSTITUTION

PROGRAM

POSITIONS

TYPE

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Aurora Health Care

Aurora (Milwaukee)

10

Suburban/Urban

10

Aurora Health Care

Aurora Lakeland (Elkhorn)

4

SemiRural/Rural (RTT)

14

Gundersen Medical Foundation

Gundersen (La Crosse)

4

Urban/Rural

18

Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

Mayo Clinic – Eau Claire

5

Urban/Rural

22

Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare

La Crosse-Mayo

6

Urban/Rural

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Medical College of Wisconsin

All Saints (Milwaukee)

6

Suburban/Urban

30

Medical College of Wisconsin

Columbia-St. Mary’s (Milwaukee)

9

Urban

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Medical College of Wisconsin

Community Memorial (Menomonee Falls)

6

Urban/Rural

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Medical College of Wisconsin

Fox Valley (Appleton)

7

Urban/Rural

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Medical College of Wisconsin

Waukesha

6

Suburban

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Mercy Health System

Mercy (Janesville)

6

Urban/Rural

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Monroe Clinic

Monroe Clinic

2

Urban/Rural

51

University of Wisconsin

Baraboo (Madison Program)

6

Rural (RTT)

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University of Wisconsin

Eau Claire

6

Urban/Rural

59

University of Wisconsin

Madison

14

Urban/Rural

63

University of Wisconsin

Wausau

5

Suburban/Rural

A Rural Training Track (RTT) is an accredited three-year program located in a rural area that is linked to a traditional program. Residents spend the first year at the core program.


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AURORA

MILWAUKEE

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AURORA

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS:

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM

We are a future-focused dynamic program that uses outcome

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Wilhelm Lehmann, MD

consider ourselves strong advocates for our communities, our

WEBSITE: www.aurorahealthcare.org/fpresidency RECRUITMENT COORDINATOR: Stephanie Malusic COORDINATOR PHONE: (414) 649-7909 EMAIL: fp.residency@aurora.org NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS: 10

data to adapt the care we deliver for our underserved patients, leaving our graduates better prepared for practice. We

patients, and for each other. Our program goal is to produce family physicians that will excel in whatever position they choose to pursue following their three years with us.

PROGRAM EMPHASIS: We emphasize practicing high quality, patient-centered care, Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, Integrative Medicine, Community Medicine, Population Health, and Leadership Development.

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CURRICULUM COMPONENTS: We build our curriculum around a strong Family Medicine Clinic experience. This includes our longitudinal Family and Community Medicine experience and the online Integrative Medicine in Residency Curriculum. We surround this with inpatient rotations at some of the best hospitals in the country. These are supplemented by individualized elective experiences that can tap the resources of one of the largest health systems in the state.

SPECIALTIES: Our program offers excellent opportunities in Global Health, Women’s Health, Inpatient Medicine, Research, Sports

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Medicine, and Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment. We have fellowship opportunities available in Geriatrics, and established clinical tracks for Integrative Medicine and Community Medicine.

FACULTY COMPOSITION: Our residency faculty holds appointments with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the Department of Family Medicine. We have a large interdisciplinary faculty whose special interests cover virtually all areas of medicine.

ACCREDITATION: We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate

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Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Osteopathic

is on Milwaukee’s south side. They both serve populations

Association (AOA). We were also one of the first five

with significant racial and ethnic diversity, and have recently

programs in the country to achieve Osteopathic Recognition

become the main providers of Refugee Health examinations

by the ACGME.

for the Milwaukee area. In addition, through our track system residents may choose

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES:

to have additional continuity experiences in Underserved

Our program features the innovative University of Arizona

Medicine at the largest free clinic in the state or in Integrative

Integrative Medicine in Residency Curriculum and has

Medicine at a suburban center for well-being.

expanded the Community Medicine curriculum in recent years. The strong osteopathic presence has also led to an increased interest in musculoskeletal medicine and Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment for M.D.’s and D.O.’s alike.

LOCATION/COMMUNITY: Milwaukee, an urban hub bursting with energy, is home to over 600,000 city residents with over 2 million residents in the seven county regions. The Milwaukee region offers a

POPULATION SERVED:

unique blend of urban living mixed with Midwest character,

Residents have their continuity practice at one of two

allowing for an ideal work-life balance. Quick commute times,

outstanding Family Medicine Centers, which were the first resi-

affordable living, and a plethora of recreational activities

dency clinics in the state to become NCQA Level III Patient-

make Milwaukee a destination for residents and visitors alike.

Centered Medical Homes. One is located on the Marquette

Milwaukee is an ideal environment for every way of life.

University campus in downtown Milwaukee and the other

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URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES:

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES:

There are many urban opportunities via our Aurora Sinai

Milwaukee offers affordable living, excellent schools, diverse

Medical Center campus and the Center for Urban Population

employment opportunities, and numerous recreational activities,

Health. Elective rotations and continuity clinic experience are

making it a very family-friendly city. Aurora St. Luke’s Medical

also available at Walker’s Point Community Clinic, the largest

Center has onsite childcare, including a sick child program.

free clinic in the state. Rural rotations are available throughout

In addition, Aurora Health Care has housing near the medical

the Aurora system.

center complex available to residents during their training. Assistance with spousal employment is also available.

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LAKELAND

ELKHORN

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AURORA LAKELAND RURAL TRAINING TRACK FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS: Aurora Lakeland Rural Training Track Family Medicine Residency. The Aurora Lakelantrad RTT is a 1-2 Family Medicine residency program. Residents spend their PGY1 in Milwaukee on inpatient rotations with the Aurora St. Luke’s

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Jeffrey D. Tiemstra, MD, FAAFP

Family Medicine residents, and PGY2 and PGY3 at Aurora

WEBSITE: https://medicalprofessionals.aurorahealthcare.org/

Lakeland Medical Center practicing and learning rural Family

meded/programs/residencies/rural-family-medicine/welcome.aspx

Medicine. Resident’s continuity clinic is at Aurora Lakeland all

COORDINATOR: Paul Westerman, MBA

three years.

COORDINATOR PHONE: (262) 741-2007

GOALS

EMAIL: paul.westerman@aurora.org

The Aurora Lakeland Rural Family Medicine Residency Program will graduate board-certified family physicians who will:

NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS: 4

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y Provide competent, comprehensive primary care to the general population across the spectrum of healthcare, home, and community settings; y Address the special healthcare needs of rural populations including issues of access, affordability, and unique medical problems; y Consider establishing their practice in an underserved rural area, especially in south central Wisconsin.

OBJECTIVES Graduating residents will have demonstrated competence in: y Patient care and procedures Providing primary care for all ages and genders including problem-based and preventive care; cognitive and procedural care; and office, hospital, home, and long-term residence based care.

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practice; adoption of new information technology; educating medical students, residents, and other health professionals. y Interpersonal and communication skills Building collaborative relationships with patients, their families, colleagues, and other health professionals to provide patient-centered team-based care. y Professionalism Respecting the rights, values, needs, and autonomy of all patients, colleagues, co-workers, and students; respecting the unique perspectives of people diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, religion, physical abilities, and sexual orientation; and contributing to the improvement of the profession. PHOTO: FLICKR/NEKAPEARL

y Medical knowledge Maintaining a working knowledge of current best evidencebased practice of Family Medicine; achieving and maintaining Board certification in Family Medicine. y Practice-based learning and improvement Lifelong learning, self-evaluation and professional improvement; accessing and utilizing current evidence to improve care; application of quality improvement tools to improve

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LAKELAND

ELKHORN

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y Systems-based practice Functioning effectively as a member and leader of health care teams and systems, and contributing to improvements in the value of health care at the systems level.

PROGRAM EMPHASIS:

SPECIALTIES: Rural Family Medicine

FACULTY COMPOSITION: Program Director, Core Faculty, Site Director in Milwaukee

Rural Family Medicine

CURRICULUM COMPONENTS:

ACCREDITATION: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The Aurora Lakeland RTT is a 1-2 Family Medicine residency program. Residents spend their PGY1 in Milwaukee and PGY2 and PGY3 at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center practicing and learning rural Family Medicine. Resident’s continuity clinic is at Aurora Lakeland all 3 years.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES: Residents will complete 2 scholarly projects during their training. One project will be a Quality Improvement project focused on

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ELKHORN

the residency practice. The other project is the resident’s choice,

Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn is a scenic forty-

and can include projects developed from the residency prac-

five minute drive west of Milwaukee. Aurora Lakeland is a

tice, the community medicine experiences, or any other health

two hour drive north of downtown Chicago and an hour drive

experience in the Lakeland area. Projects will be supervised

east from Madison. The Geneva Lakes communities are a

by ALRTT faculty and supported as needed by the extensive

unique blend of upscale real estate, family-friendly small town

research resources available at Aurora Health Care.

neighborhoods, nearby vibrant nightlife locations, with artistic attractions and festivals for all seasons. It is the perfect place

POPULATION SERVED:

to begin your practice as a physician.

Rural, semirural. PHOTO: FLICKR/ANDREWNICOLLE

LOCATION/COMMUNITY: Program is located between rural Elkhorn and the resort city of Lake Geneva. 45 minutes west of Milwaukee, 1 hour east of Madison, and 2 hours north of Chicago IL.

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES: Spouse/family opportunities: Located in beautiful southeastern Wisconsin, including the historic Lake Geneva Resort Area,

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GUNDERSEN

LA CROSSE

GUNDERSEN

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS:

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

the lives of our patients, families, and communities by

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Paul Klas, MD

and supportive patient-centered learning practice focused

MEDICAL FOUNDATION WEBSITE: www.gundersenhealth.org/medical-education/ residency-programs/family-medicine-residency

Gundersen Family Medicine Residency Program improves

training compassionate family physicians in an innovative

on meeting patients’ comprehensive needs and preferences safely, while enhancing the relationship with a caring personal physician.

COORDINATOR: Paula Ebert, BS COORDINATOR PHONE: (608) 775-1540 EMAIL: pmebert@gundersenhealth.org NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS: 4

PROGRAM EMPHASIS: This program emphasizes the training of high quality residents, able to practice in any clinic environment including rural, with full spectrum care a goal. We are set in a high quality health

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system which is forward thinking, environmentally progressive

GHS is world renowned for end of life care. During the

and a certified PCMH. Residents train with high quality general

3rd year of the program the family medicine residents will

surgery and internal medicine residents with no competing

experience a rotation in palliative care.

residency programs in obstetrics and pediatrics. Gundersen Health System (GHS) has been training high quality residents in multiple specialties for many years with superior board

Sports medicine is a particularly strong aspect of care at GHS with family medicine and orthopedic physicians teaching residents.

scores and pass rates. GHS excels in all patient areas and is a Top 50 Hospital for patient outcomes as determined by Healthgrades. This places the hospital in the top 1% of hospitals. GHS is the Western Academic Campus for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

FACULTY COMPOSITION: Family Medicine faculty have been chosen for their excellent teaching abilities and real world experiences in patient care and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain a practice.

CURRICULUM COMPONENTS: Inpatient medicine rotations are balanced between highly academic rotations and more community based hospital services. Family Medicine residents rotate on the obstetrical service with 1400 delivers per year.

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ACCREDITATION: We are an accredited residency program with osteopathic recognition through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education ACGME.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES: y The Family Medicine Residency Clinic is based in a newly renovated, highly efficient site on the medical campus, adjacent to the state of the art inpatient facility constructed in January of 2014. y GHS is nationally known for its superior quality, safety, and

y Gundersen Medical Foundation’s Medical Education program was awarded the inaugural prestigious DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. award by the ACGME in recognition of our residency programs exemplary fostering of a respectful, supportive environment for medical education.

environmental consciousness, being voted one of the most

POPULATION SERVED:

“green hospital systems” in the nation.

GHS serves a broad section of the Tri-State area including

y GHS supports outreach opportunities to a Native American population in South Dakota and international experiences in Nicaragua and Ethiopia. y GHS with its home base in La Crosse, WI is intimately involved in improving the health and wellness of our commu-

Western Wisconsin, Southeast Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa. The patient base encompasses a broad social economic stratum. A significant minority population base including Hmong, Amish and immigrant patients provides a rich crosscultural experience.

nity. Our strong Community Health Division will provide ample opportunities for community health experiences.

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LOCATION/COMMUNITY:

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES:

Gundersen Health System is located at the heart of a breath-

Residents are given the opportunity to live “on campus” at

takingly beautiful area known as the driftless area. Located

GHS with a vibrant, affordable housing option. This creates a

on the Mississippi River, this area is surrounded by numerous

supportive environment for families to find a great quality of life

state, federal and municipal parks providing endless opportuni-

during their busy training years. Young families and partners

ties for a variety of activities.

will find many life-long friends living and training at GHS.

The area is home to excellent primary and secondary schools, and boasts three higher education institutions including University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College. There is a vibrant arts community in La Crosse with multiple theatre venues. La Crosse is conveniently located two hours from Minneapolis, MN and Madison, WI.

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES: The population provides a mix of urban and rural opportunities.

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MAYO CLINIC – EAU CLAIRE

EAU CLAIRE

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MAYO CLINIC – EAU CLAIRE

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS: Improve Care. Improve Health. Improve Life.

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

We train outstanding, trusted physicians to practice and lead

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Terri A. Nordin, MD

anywhere in the world.

WEBSITE: www.mayo.edu/familymedeauclaire COORDINATOR: Deborah Egger COORDINATOR PHONE: (715) 464-6352

high-quality, patient-centered, team-based, full-spectrum care

PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Our program offers you opportunities to y Develop comprehensive skills in both outpatient and inpatient medicine

EMAIL: familymedeauclaire@mayo.edu

y Master procedural skills, including maternity care

NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS: 5

y Practice team-based care and population health management y Grow your leadership skills

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EAU CLAIRE

y Learn to effectively integrate your career and your personal life

SPECIALTIES:

Our focus is on you and your goals. You work with your advisor

Family Medicine is by far the largest specialty in the Mayo

to create an Individual Learning Plan that helps meet YOUR

Clinic Health System. As part of the Mayo Clinic, our residents

career goals.

have opportunities to learn from physicians across the entire spectrum of specialty practice found in both Eau Claire, WI

CURRICULUM COMPONENTS:

and Rochester, MN.

Our program has three core teaching principles—guidance, growth, and trust. Whether the teaching takes place in the

FACULTY COMPOSITION:

state-of-the-art Family Medicine Clinic or our 204-bed regional

We have a talented group of energetic faculty with diverse

hospital, the faculty guide residents in the art and science of

strengths and interests. Our faculty development curriculum

medicine; equip and challenge them to grow; and trust them

is robust and allows us to continually sharpen our skills as

to continually strive to improve care, health, and life. We offer

teachers and leaders. We are a lot of fun, too. Our back-

outstanding learning opportunities that will help you become a

grounds include extensive experience in Women’s Health,

well-rounded family physician and meet your career goals.

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MAYO CLINIC – EAU CLAIRE

EAU CLAIRE

Maternity Care, Community Health, Hospice and Palliative

customized the clinic for providing personalized, continuous,

Medicine, and Global Health.

team-based care that is both high-tech and high-touch.

MEANINGFUL ON-CALL DUTY: To support resident

ACCREDITATION:

wellness, our residents participate in rotation services at times

The Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency – Eau Claire

that are best suited to learning. You are busy enough to see

program is accredited by the ACGME.

and learn what you need to become a phenomenal family physician without feeling overloaded.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES:

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITY: Both research and teaching are

FAMILY MEDICINE IS PRIMARY: Family Medicine is the

essential to advancing patient care and here you become a

only residency in our local facilities, yet we are part of a world-

scholar of both. We focus on quality improvement and optimizing

renowned multi-specialty group practice.

care delivery for current and future generations.

TRAIN AT MAYO. PRACTICE ANYWHERE.: The Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency – Eau Claire program utilizes a patient-centered and team-based approach to train outstanding physicians to practice high-quality, full spectrum care anywhere in the world.

FAMILY MEDICINE CLINIC: This new clinic was specifically designed with resident training in mind. From the patientcentered exam rooms to the innovative workspaces, we

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POPULATION SERVED: The program serves patients of all ages, backgrounds, and

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medicine. Residents also have opportunities to rotate at the urban academic center hospitals at Mayo Clinic.

income levels, reflecting the diversity of our local population. Residents have their individual panels of continuity patients that provide clinical experiences that span the full breadth of family medicine.

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES: Eau Claire and the surrounding communities offer fantastic opportunities for partners and families. From our top-notch local schools (K-12 and universities) to our active music and

LOCATION/COMMUNITY:

art scene to our great trails and parks, there really is some-

Eau Claire is a city of 67,000 people, part of a metropolitan area

thing for everyone.

of 150,000, located ninety miles east of the Twin Cities. It is a “right-sized” community where you can have a ten minute drive to work from your hobby farm, kick-back in a trendy urban apartment, or find your suburban dream-home. It’s up to you.

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES: The Family Medicine Clinic and inpatient hospital are located in downtown Eau Claire. Our health system has clinics in 11 rural communities in the surrounding area and 4 critical access hospitals, providing opportunities for outpatient and inpatient rural

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LA CROSSE-MAYO

LA CROSSE

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LA CROSSE-MAYO

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS:

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

The La Crosse-Mayo Family Medicine Residency is built

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: John M. Merfeld, MD

tion, and research. We focus on caring for the whole person,

upon the Mayo tradition of excellence in patient care, educa-

treating every patient as a unique and valuable member of his

WEBSITE: mayoclinichealthsystem.org/residency COORDINATOR: Kimberly J. Markwardt COORDINATOR PHONE: 608-392-9775 EMAIL: markwardt.kimberly@mayo.edu NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS: 6

or her family and community. Education in the art of medicine, combined with the latest in medical discovery, is central to our mission. Mayo’s primary value is “The needs of the patient come first.”

PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Our program emphasizes training for rural practice and many of our graduates practice full-scope family medicine in smaller communities.

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LA CROSSE

CURRICULUM COMPONENTS: Our curriculum reflects our vision of preparing residents for full-spectrum rural practice, with emphasis on patientcentered team-based care. The bio-psychosocial model is emphasized and a family systems approach is utilized. We also have an innovative international medicine curriculum that offers unique experiences to enhance one’s skills and abilities.

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SPECIALTIES: While we place emphasis on training in the breadth of family medicine, our curriculum offers enhanced opportunities in OB, hospital medicine, geriatrics, and international medicine.

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the-art technology and services. The Family Medicine Clinic is connected to the medical center, which affords residents maximum opportunity for continuity care of their patients. We recently remodeled to better accommodate our patientcentered medical home practice and our new, state-of-the-art

FACULTY COMPOSITION:

simulation center opened in February 2017. We have been training outstanding family physician for 41 years.

Five full-time faculty, two part-time faculty, one behavioral science faculty member, and over 80 part-time or volunteer faculty in all specialties. Combined, our faculty has over 130 years of experience in teaching residents.

ACCREDITATION: Our program has always been awarded the maximum accreditation period, and our next self-study visit is scheduled for May, 2022.

POPULATION SERVED: 100,000

LOCATION/COMMUNITY: La Crosse offers the perfect balance between small town and big city life, and is in one of the more scenic areas of Wisconsin, with exceptional opportunities for outdoor recreation. In 2002, La Crosse received first place in the

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES: Our 18 residents are the only residents at Franciscan Medical Center, a 250-bed community hospital featuring state-of-

Great American Main Street Award for historic preservation of the downtown district and it is frequently mentioned as one of the best small cities in the country for quality living. The

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public school system is among the best in the nation, and the

at Mt. La Crosse, many cross-country trails, snowmobiling,

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and

snowshoeing and many more exciting outdoor activities. Your

Western Technical College are available to those wanting

family is an integral part of our residency.

to further their education. La Crosse also has a vibrant arts community and the new Weber Center for the Performing Arts is host to a variety of local, national, and international performances.

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES: We have several communities that offer exciting experiences in rural medicine, along with worldwide opportunities through the Mayo Clinic International Health Program.

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES: There are endless opportunities for canoeing, water skiing, fishing, sailing, and sun bathing on community beaches. There are also well-developed hiking trails and campsites, as well as nationally known bike trails. In winter there is downhill skiing

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ALL SAINTS

MILWAUKEE

PHOTO OF MILLER PARK STADIUM COURTESY OF VISIT MILWAUKEE

ALL SAINTS

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS:

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

All Saints Family Medicine Residency Program’s ongoing

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Robin Helm, MD

offers opportunities, instruction, and guidance to instill in our

WEBSITE: www.familymcwallsaints.org

graduates the mastery of progressive delivery systems and a

COORDINATOR: Julie Delahaut

caring philosophy in order to serve the communities in which

COORDINATOR PHONE: (414) 527-8348

mission is to “improve the health of communities one Family Medicine Graduate at a time.” Our residency program also

they live and work.

EMAIL: jdelahaut@mcw.edu NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS: 6

PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Our program is designed to provide training that is as close to a real life setting as possible. Therefore, upon graduation, our residents are at a significant advantage to succeed in their new careers.

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CURRICULUM COMPONENTS: State-of-the-art outpatient clinic with electronic medical records that is successful in providing patient quality care and financially sound. Well-rounded didactic lectures given by program faculty, local specialists, and our own residents. Rotational experiences designed to provide required components yet have the flexibility to be tailored to individual resident needs.

SPECIALTIES: Community medicine, international medicine, and sports medicine.

FACULTY COMPOSITION: Nine full-time faculty, six with MD training, one with DO training, one with PhD training, and one with PsyD training.

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ACCREDITATION: Dually accredited by the ACGME and AOA.

MILWAUKEE

COMMUNITY AND INTERNATIONAL MEDICINE OPPORTUNITIES: A full-time community nurse coordinates the following

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES: Award winning clinical quality improvement projects, Patient-Centered Medical Home certification and spacious modern clinic.

programs for resident involvement: maternity care programs, exercise and healthy cooking classes, “Ask the Doctor” program at local elementary and high schools, diabetic and immunization projects, home visits and much more! Working with Concordia University and local organizations for yearly

POPULATION SERVED: Urban population.

LOCATION/COMMUNITY: The outpatient clinic is set north of the city, surrounded by a park and a stream, yet one mile away from premiere shopping in the area.

trips abroad.

SPORTS MEDICINE OPPORTUNITIES: Two sports medicine fellowship trained faculty members who coordinate opportunities for residents to serve as high school and college team physicians, provide training room coverage, or provide coverage for sporting events on the professional level.

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SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES: Many different social gatherings through the year that range from planned to unplanned and formal to informal.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: The educational needs of future family physicians are in a constant state of flux. At All Saints Family Medicine Residency, we pride ourselves on our innovative curriculum designed to meet future health care delivery needs as well as your own needs and interests. In addition, we provide state-of-the-art training in electronic medical records, community care models, patient-centered medical home, and quality improvement.

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COLUMBIA ST. MARY’S

MILWAUKEE

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS: Your education is our primary mission. Located on

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

Milwaukee’s beautiful east side overlooking the shores of Lake

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Camille Garrison, MD

is built on decades of excellent residency education. At CSM,

WEBSITE: www.family.mcw.edu/csm

Michigan, the Columbia St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency

your service commitments are built around your education.

COORDINATOR: Lorie Kennedy

PROGRAM EMPHASIS:

COORDINATOR PHONE: (414) 267-6502

You will have the opportunity to further enhance your

EMAIL: lkennedy@mcw.edu NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS: 9

education by participating in one of our optional curricular tracks. This will enable you to be fully prepared to practice in any setting—urban, suburban, or rural.

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CURRICULUM COMPONENTS: The Columbia St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency

MILWAUKEE

to enrich their education by helping change the health of populations in developing countries.

pioneered track-based curriculum design. Aside from our

COMMUNITY MEDICINE:

general Family Medicine curriculum, residents can choose to

While participating in this track, you will be immersed in

pursue one of the following optional curricular tracks:

the community where health changes occur. Serving at the

MATERNITY CARE: Residents pursuing this track have the flexibility to advance their maternity care training to match the depth of their desired learning. Whether you choose our Standard Maternity Track

grassroots level, you’ll work to be a part of the community’s solutions. You will be able to reach many more people than the patients you see at the office through mutually beneficial relationships the Community Medicine track has established.

or the Advanced Track, you can expect 100-150 deliveries

URGENT CARE:

over three years with experience in higher risk obstetrics,

This track, new in 2017, will prepare you for work in an urgent

routine OB ultrasounds, vaginal repairs and comprehensive

care setting and will increase your skills in treating conditions

multidisciplinary prenatal care.

frequently seen in urgent care settings.

GLOBAL HEALTH: This track offers opportunities to develop competencies in

SPECIALTIES:

cultural diversity and community medicine. It is one of the only

Our program’s track-based curriculum revolves around our

international health curricular tracks in the country to focus

strengths in maternity care, global health, and community

on non-clinical experiences and is for the resident who wants

medicine. Several of our graduates, including our Program

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Director, have completed fellowships in maternity care and surgical obstetrics. Four recent graduates have completed Sports Medicine Fellowships.

FACULTY COMPOSITION: 12 full time faculty members and five part time faculty members. Faculty members include two with advanced training in Obstetrics, a Fulbright Scholar, one with a PhD in Psychology, an Integrated Behavioral Health Specialist, and three D.O. Faculty. procedural experiences including colposcopy, OB ultrasounds,

ACCREDITATION:

no-scalpel vasectomy, IUD insertion, joint injections, and more.

ACGME with Osteopathic Recognition.

Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital incorporates best medical practices from around the world and sets a national standard

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES:

as a model for safe, patient-centered, and cost-effective

Other features include experiencing an evidence-based,

care. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the panoramic

ambulatory-focused practice including strong emphasis on

views from public areas and patients rooms are extraordi-

continuity of care, preventive medicine, quality improvement,

nary. For more info, go to http://www.columbia-stmarys.org/

and patient-centered care and education. There are multiple

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LOCATION/COMMUNITY: Known as the “City of Festivals,” Milwaukee offers all of the amenities afforded in a large urban city with a small town feel of charm and friendliness. Many of our graduates practice in the Metro Milwaukee area and with Columbia St. Mary’s Community Physicians.

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES: We offer multiple electives that include urban and rural opportunities.

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES: Live and relax in the neighborhood where you work. Our residency is located at the crossroads of several

POPULATION SERVED:

neighborhoods with excellent schools and beautiful parks,

We serve a diverse patient population who live and work

as well as a variety of great entertainment, sports, and

throughout Milwaukee and the surrounding communities.

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COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Dr. Jason Domagalski WEBSITE: http://www.mcw.edu/Community-MemorialFamily-Medicine-Residency-Program.htm

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS: Our primary mission is to train and develop outstanding individuals to become excellent family physicians for our health system, region and beyond.

PROGRAM EMPHASIS: We emphasize health advocacy, leadership, community service, innovation, compassion and wellness in our training.

COORDINATOR: Amy Matenaer COORDINATOR PHONE: (262) 532-3265

CURRICULUM COMPONENTS:

EMAIL: amatenaer@mcw.edu

While maintaining constant focus on a strong general

NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS: 6

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to further emphasize focused training in sports medicine, hospitalist medicine, urgent care and clinical leadership.

SPECIALTIES: Our program’s clinical tracks allow our residents to dedicate additional elective time towards a stronger experience in areas of anticipated need such as clinical leadership, sports medicine, urgent care and hospitalist medicine which will allow opportunities for multiple career opportunities following graduation.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES: y We are the newest Medical College of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residency and pride ourselves on innovation and looking to the future of

FACULTY COMPOSITION: Four full-time faculty, one part-time faculty. Three faculty with MD training, one faculty Psychologist with a Doctorate in Psychology and one faculty with both MD and PhD training. One faculty member with fellowship training in endoscopy.

our specialty. y Training in a suburban community hospital in a growing area with access to a large academic medical center brings the best of both worlds together for an ideal learning environment. y Our Family Medicine Clinic is a brand new state of the art 19,000 square foot facility housed within a multi-disciplinary

ACCREDITATION:

health center with on-site lab services, pharmacy as

We are accredited by the American Council of Graduate

mammography.

well as radiologic services including ultrasound, CT and

Medical Education (ACGME).

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y We have developed multiple training tracks in areas of identified need in the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin service area preparing our graduates for their future practice. y We are the only program in southeastern Wisconsin with a

MENOMONEE FALLS

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES: Due to our ideal location we have several opportunities to participate in electives in both urban and rural settings.

member of the family medicine faculty credentialed to train residents interested in endoscopy as well as several of our other core faculty well versed in multiple clinical procedures including colposcopy, vasectomy and ultrasound.

POPULATION SERVED:

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES: Our suburban location is the perfect setting for family living and recreation. Menomonee Falls has over 150 acres dedicated to recreation and the Menomonee Falls and Hamilton school district boast outstanding curriculum. The Medical College

We serve a diverse patient population including residents of our

of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) also sponsors a

surrounding community, Menomonee Falls as well as neighboring

Resident Spouse/

communities in north-western Milwaukee and more rural communi-

Significant Other

ties to our North.

Association (RSA) which conduct

LOCATION/COMMUNITY: Menomonee Falls is located north of Milwaukee in picturesque

several social events for

Waukesha County. The community is a family-friendly village of only

newcomers to the

35,000 residents that allows for the small town feel. We are located

area.

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APPLETON

FOX VALLEY

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS:

AFFILIATED WITH MEDICAL COLLEGE OF WISCONSIN

and will prepare you to keep pace with the rapidly evolving

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Allen R. Last, MD, MPH WEBSITE: www.mcw.edu/Family-Medicine/ResidencyPrograms/Fox-Valley.htm

The Fox Valley program teaches the “art and heart of care”

character of Family Medicine.

PROGRAM EMPHASIS: The Fox Valley program focuses on traditional full scope

COORDINATOR: Suzanne Blazek, MSOLQ, Recruitment

family medicine in underserved communities, such as rural

Coordinator

or international practice. We excel in training residents in

COORDINATOR PHONE: (920) 997-8415

high volume OB, procedures, ambulatory care, community

EMAIL: sblazek@mcw.edu

medicine, geriatrics and behavioral medicine. The program is unopposed with no competing residencies within 100 miles.

NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS: 7

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CURRICULUM COMPONENTS: The Fox Valley curriculum is individualized to residents’ interests and passions. y Robust OB experience where residents obtain 125-150 or more deliveries in addition to 10 or more continuity OB patients per resident.

APPLETON

y Extensive procedures training opportunities including OB ultrasound, colonoscopy, colposcopy and vasectomy; outpatient procedure clinics, regularly scheduled procedure workshops and procedural electives. y Outstanding pediatrician role models, consultants and outreach specialty clinics and NICU experiences. y Longitudinal two-month curriculum in Community Medicine and Behavioral Medicine. y Exceptional Geriatric training in a state-of-the art skilled nursing facility as well as home visits. y 3rd year call is structured like real life call from home with faculty backup. y Flexible third year curriculum tailored to your interests and future practice needs.

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FACULTY COMPOSITION: Nationally recognized faculty physicians, including a clinical psychologist.

ACCREDITATION: The program is fully accredited by both the ACGME and the AOA, and has received full accreditation at every ACGME review.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES: The Fox Valley Program is an unopposed, community-based program affiliated with the Medical College of Wisconsin. Our residents are assigned a panel of patients from day one and care for them in all settings. You will be their doctor in the hospital, clinic, nursing home, and in their home. Excellent

APPLETON

conveniently located in downtown Appleton, midway between St. Elizabeth Hospital and Appleton Medical Center. Both hospitals have earned national recognition awards.

POPULATION SERVED: The Family Medicine Clinic’s patients represent a wellbalanced mix of medical concerns, economic and cultural groups and ages.

LOCATION/COMMUNITY: Appleton is the largest of the Fox Cities, a cluster of 18 communities located along the Fox River. With a combined population of over 220,000, the Fox Cities area is the thirdlargest metropolitan area in Wisconsin, yet combines the tranquility of small-town America with urban amenities and easy access to outdoor recreational opportunities.

faculty, including a full time health educator and care manager, and community physicians from all specialties are enthusiastic about training family physicians. The Family Medicine clinic is

The clinic is located in vibrant downtown Appleton within easy walking distance to a variety of ethnic restaurants, coffee shops, local clubs, and one of five area YMCAs. In addition,

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Appleton offers shopping at the Fox River Mall, great farmer’s

Center. Forty percent of graduates practice rural medicine and fifty

markets, open air concerts, the Performing Arts Center which

percent practice in small urban communities. We prepare you for

features nationally touring Broadway shows, and the children’s

practice anywhere.

museum, “The Building for Kids.” High Cliff State Park on Lake Winnebago is a scenic 20-minute

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES:

drive from Appleton with camping, horse and hiking trails,

The Fox Cities consistently receive national recognition as one of the

a beach and marina. The Fox Cities Stadium, home of the

most inviting places to live, work and raise a family with high quality

Brewers Class A baseball team, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers,

of life, excellent schools, affordable housing and a wide range of

offers family friendly fun. The legendary Lambeau Field and

recreational and cultural opportunities. Appleton has been ranked

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame are nearby.

among the top 100 places of Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live. The Residency Program’s volunteer board members (business and

The Fox Cities are within a few hours drive of the beautiful lakes of Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Door County vacationland and the larger cities of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago.

community leaders) are advocates for the Residency Program and assist with employment searches and community/real estate tours. The nearby campuses of the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay, Oshkosh and Menasha, Lawrence University in Appleton, St. Norbert

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES:

College in De Pere and the Fox Valley Technical College provide

Residents care for underserved patients of the Partnership

ample opportunities for continuing education and pursuit of under-

Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health

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WAUKESHA

WAUKESHA

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS:

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

Waukesha Family Medicine Residency develops

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Michael F. Mazzone, MD

Family Medicine anywhere in the world.

WEBSITE: www.waukeshafp.org

We serve our patients and community by providing excellent

COORDINATOR: Lori Goodman

physicians who are excited to practice the full spectrum of

health care to all without respect to their language, special needs or ability to pay, and by volunteering our time and

COORDINATOR PHONE: (262) 548-6907

resources to the community.

EMAIL: lori.goodman@phci.org

We foster a healing environment where patients feel at

NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS: 6

home and everyone is fulfilled and invested in advancing their talents.

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We nurture our graduates to be compassionate, competent, fun-loving physicians with special expertise in: y Women’s health

WAUKESHA

SPECIALTIES: Our hospital offers all of the major specialties including NICU, full spectrum cardiac care and a high-level trauma center.

y Information mastery y Office-based technology y Culturally sensitive care

FACULTY COMPOSITION: We have seven full-time and three part-time faculty who all

PROGRAM EMPHASIS:

practice the full spectrum of Family Medicine. We also have a

Our program emphasizes tailoring your education plan to meet

Behavioral Scientist who has special expertise in working with

your needs. Our innovative Majors and Masteries program

victims of domestic violence.

allows you to select an area of special interest and pursue it in either a three or four-year residency model. Fourth year residents will also receive advanced degrees such as an MPH,

ACCREDITATION: Full five-year accreditation.

MBA, or Obstetrics Fellowship.

CURRICULUM COMPONENTS: Includes traditional inpatient and outpatient training, rotational experiences as well as weekly exploration days which give residents time to explore areas of medicine which are better learned over time.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES: y No competing residencies. y Advanced obstetrical training with an average of 250 deliveries by graduation. y Each resident receives a laptop computer and an iPod Touch as well as significant training in their use.

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y A well-established electronic medical record.

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES:

y Diverse procedural experience including obstetrical ultra-

Our population is a true mix of urban and suburban

sound, colposcopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, vasectomy and flexible nasophayngoscopy training all done in our Family

populations.

Medicine center. y Strong community support (Family Medicine is a kingpin

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES:

of health care delivery in the county) with a solid financial

Both Waukesha and Milwaukee offer ample employment and

backing.

social activities for residents and spouses of all ages. The Medical College runs a spouse’s social network and we work

POPULATION SERVED:

directly with spouses to help them find what they are seeking

We serve patients who live throughout Waukesha County, and

in the community.

serve a diversity of ages and ethnic backgrounds with our two leading ethnic groups being Caucasian and Latino.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Since 1976 this 18 resident program has undergone extensive

LOCATION/COMMUNITY:

growth but continues to focus on its primary goal of preparing

The only residency program in Waukesha County, we are

graduates to provide a wide array of family-oriented services and

located in downtown Waukesha which is minutes from spar-

to help meet the needs of any community even the most rural.

kling lakes, lush State and County Parks, and the amenities of downtown Milwaukee.

We believe Family Docs provide care based on what the patient needs, not on special interests of the physician.

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MERCY HEALTH SYSTEMS

JANESVILLE

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS: The Mercy Health System Family Medicine Residency

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

Program seeks to produce competent family medicine physi-

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: James G. Horton, MPH, MD

their own personal needs. We will help you acquire the full

WEBSITE: www.mercyfpres.com

cians who successfully balance the needs of their career with

spectrum of knowledge, experience, and community respect you need to become a valuable resource to patients. We are

COORDINATOR: Kelly Potter, Program Manager

constantly evolving to stay up-to-date with the latest trends

COORDINATOR PHONE: (608) 755-7964

in health care. We offer educational opportunities in our

EMAIL: kpotter@mhemail.org NUMBER OF AVAILABLE POSITIONS: 7

advanced SIMS Lab on various topics, research, and iPads for inpatient rounding. The Mercy Health System does this in a supportive environment that is focused on one thing: your success.

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PROGRAM EMPHASIS:

CURRICULUM COMPONENTS:

We provide a full spectrum family medicine program

The competencies necessary for success as a family physi-

with obstetrics environment, a strong family medicine

cian will be taught including a major focus on Patient Centered

teaching service, outpatient medicine, procedures, practice

Medical Home.

management and partnership-oriented practice with resident physicians. Residents and Faculty volunteer their time at the local free clinic to provide care to the underserved population.

SPECIALTIES: Hospitalist and Sports Medicine Fellowships, and we offer an opportunity to participate in medical missions around the world for those interested in International Medicine. Our residents and faculty provide care at HealthNet of Rock County free clinic. We also coordinate and participate in a school-aged program called Medical School for Teens. We have a strong support from the subspecialities at Mercy Health System.

FACULTY COMPOSITION: Mercy has six full-time faculty including the program director, one part-time faculty, one behavioral medicine coordinator. The faculty includes CAQs in sports medicine.

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ACCREDITATION: Full accreditation by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES: Our residency is a community-based, unopposed program that is committed to training successful medical students to be successful family physicians while they are in residency. We provide high-quality, comprehensive patient care while delivering excellence in postgraduate medical education. We offer a robust training in both inpatient and outpatient settings. We have a strong support from the subspecialities at Mercy Health System.

POPULATION SERVED: Our residency clinic serves the Janesville/Beloit communities, which includes a population of about 65,000. We serve many ethnic groups including Asian, African American, and Hispanic.

JANESVILLE

Mercy has several staff members that are bilingual to better serve the patient’s needs and delivery quality care. We have a patient financial counselor to offer social support, and a nutritionist on-site.

LOCATION/COMMUNITY: Southern Wisconsin with varied cultural and economic environments.

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES: Both, with many former residents in each setting.

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES: Growing family-oriented community with excellent schools and many outdoor activities.

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MONROE CLINIC

MONROE

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS:

RURAL FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

The primary goal of the Monroe Clinic Rural Family Medicine

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: CJ Smith, DO

who seek excellence and improvement in processes of care.

WEBSITE: www.monroeclinic.org/medicaleducation

With a mission to provide comprehensive health care to rural

COORDINATOR: Lori Rodefeld, MS

and underserved populations, the residency provides a broad

Residency program is to produce competent compassionate physicians who are able to provide quality care for patients and

spectrum of training to prepare graduates for future practice.

COORDINATOR PHONE: (608) 324-1518 EMAIL: fmresidency@monroeclinic.org

PROGRAM EMPHASIS:

NUMBER OF AVAILABLE POSITIONS: 2

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CURRICULUM COMPONENTS: The residency was accredited by AOA as the first rural track in the country. Training is provided in the 1-2 format, providing excellent training in an urban setting through a partnership with SwedishAmerican Hospital and UIC Rockford in the first year. This is followed by two years of training at Monroe Clinic which provides residents with the opportunity to learn familycentered care in a rural setting. Residents provide care to a full spectrum of patients from newborn to geriatric in the Family Medicine Center. The osteopathic curriculum is offered in partnership with Des Moines University and provides opportunities for residents to enhance skills through training, workshops, and hands-on experience.

SPECIALTIES: Residents have access to all specialists at Monroe Clinic in addition to family physicians with a range of expertise including emergency medicine, hospitalist, dermatology procedures, palliative medicine, and women’s health.

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Fellowships in Emergency Medicine and Hospitalist Medicine are also available.

FACULTY COMPOSITION: There are a total of 8 faculty who teach in the family medicine center with two core faculty physicians. Over 70 volunteer physician faculty who work one-on-one with residents during rotations at Monroe Clinic. Residents also work with faculty at UIC Rockford and Des Moines University who represent a wide range of experience and expertise.

attendings, procedures, and the flexibility to meet your individual goals.

ACCREDITATION: The American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

y State-of-the-art training facilities, which include an environmentally-friendly LEED Silver Certified Hospital that opened in 2012. y Simulation Center and ultrasound training provided on-site

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES:

at Monroe Clinic.

y Unopposed training, which includes working one-onone with experienced faculty at Monroe Clinic and SwedishAmerican Hospital.

POPULATION SERVED: The health system features 11 clinic locations in Wisconsin

y Smaller program size (2-2-2) allows for more access to

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Residents see a full spectrum of patients, including an Amish

residents and visitors regularly gather to enjoy outdoor

population and growing Latino community.

concerts, farmers markets, and community festivals. While it offers the best of small town living, events such as Cheese

LOCATION/COMMUNITY:

Days and well-known breweries and restaurants draw visitors from all over the globe.

Monroe (population 10,827) and the surrounding area offer many beautiful parks and trails, an active arts community,

Whether you like to work out at the YMCA, golf well-kept

distinctive retailers and diverse businesses, large and small.

greens, bike with your family on the Sugar River Trail, snow-

Like most small communities in southern Wisconsin, Monroe is

shoe in New Glarus Woods State Park, or check out favorite

known for its safety, friendliness and cleanliness. Our fresh air

fishing and hunting areas, you find plenty of recreational

and neighborly streets invite quiet evening strolls comparable

options year round.

to nothing urban settings have to offer.

Known as a great place to raise a family, the area features a low cost of living with affordable housing options. Local public

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES:

and religiously affiliated schools are highly rated, and there are

Residents have the opportunity to train in both urban and rural

several quality, affordable preschools and child care facilities

settings during the three-year program.

in the area. Located in southern Wisconsin, the area offers close proximity

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES:

to other urban areas including Madison (45 miles), Milwaukee

Downtown Monroe features a bustling town square where

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BARABOO

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BARABOO RURAL TRAINING TRACK UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS: The Baraboo Rural Training Track Family Medicine Residency provides the education and full-spectrum experience to prepare graduates to competently practice medicine in rural communities and to provide healthcare for underserved populations not only in Wisconsin, but nationwide.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Stuart G. Hannah, MD WEBSITE: www.fammed.wisc.edu/residency/baraboo COORDINATOR: Angela Womble COORDINATOR PHONE: (608) 355-7270 EMAIL: angela.womble@ssmhealth.com

PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Rural and Underserved Practice

CURRICULUM COMPONENTS: Our curriculum was created to fit a “1-2” Rural Training Track

NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS: 2

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model, in which residents are placed on inpatient hospital service rotations with fellow Madison residents for their 1st year. During the 2nd and 3rd years, the residents follow a longitudinal curriculum, in Baraboo, which allows for sched-

BARABOO

ACCREDITATION: We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and have achieved Osteopathic Recognition status.

uling flexibility to meet curriculum requirements.

SPECIALTIES: Our residents have access to all medical specialties, with on-site family medicine faculty who have expertise in Women’s Health, Geriatrics, Addiction Medicine, Pediatrics and Behavioral Health.

FACULTY COMPOSITION: Our faculty is composed of a mixture of 13 full and part-time Family Medicine physicians, as well as a variety of community preceptors who embrace the opportunity to teach. In addition, Baraboo residents have access to the Madison-based faculty, for additional learning opportunities, such as Global Health, Integrative Medicine, Sports Medicine and Research.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES: The Baraboo Rural Training Track Residency, based at SSM Health Dean Medical Group – Baraboo, offers the following: y Flexible curriculum with an emphasis on life-long learning. y Strong maternity care training, from prenatal to postnatal, taught by family physicians in an unopposed setting with a supportive consulting OB/GYN from Madison. y Optional C-Section curriculum availability. y Strong, unopposed medical/surgical procedural training. y Positive teaching methodology with graduated increase in responsibility. y Newly developed Tribal Health rotation at the House of Wellness Clinic. y Partnership with the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative to expand rural training options.

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BARABOO

POPULATION SERVED: We serve a diverse population of patients, including the Native American Population, and a growing Hispanic community. In addition, SSM Health Dean Medical Group – Baraboo Primary Care and St. Clare Hospital and Health Services patient care staff are heavily relied upon to provide urgent care/emergent services to patients of the neighboring city, Wisconsin Dells, where tourism increases the population tremendously during the summer months.

LOCATION/COMMUNITY: Home to 12,000 people, Baraboo is located 45 minutes from Madison, in the heart of beautiful, recreational, south central Wisconsin. Enjoy a meal at one of the quaint eateries, followed by shopping at one of the unique boutiques on the square. The simple life is abundant in Baraboo, but the amenities of city life in Milwaukee, Chicago and Minneapolis are within reasonable driving distance.

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BARABOO

y Canoeing and kayaking on the Baraboo River, Devil’s Lake, and Mirror Lake. y Mountain biking and hiking at Devil’s Lake State park. y The “400” State Trail, known as Wisconsin’s most beautiful trail, is 22 miles long and can be enjoyed all 4 seasons for walking, biking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. y Wisconsin Dells, the Waterpark Capitol of the World, is located merely 15 minutes from Baraboo; home to waterparks, the Original Wisconsin Ducks, and the Tommy Bartlett Water Ski, Sky & Stage Show. y World famous Circus World Museum.

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES: The advantage of the Baraboo program is the availability

y Weekly summertime concerts at the Downtown Square in Baraboo.

of urban training options at the Madison program, while

EDUCATION

maintaining a full-spectrum rural practice in Baraboo.

y University of Wisconsin – Baraboo/Sauk County y Madison Area Technical College (MATC) in the neighboring

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES: RECREATION y 3 Downhill skiing/snowboarding hills within 20 minutes of Baraboo.

city of Reedsburg, a short 20 minute drive y 7 Elementary schools – 2 of which are parochial y 1 Middle school y 1 High school

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EAU CLAIRE

EAU CLAIRE AND AUGUSTA

PHOTO: FLICKR/RANDEN PEDERSON

EAU CLAIRE FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS: We are resident-centered! Our program embraces evidence-

UW DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY MEDICINE AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

based medicine and a competency-based curriculum to

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Joan Hamblin, MD

and clinical experiences that prepare residents to meet their

WEBSITE: www.fammed.wisc.edu/eau-claire/ COORDINATOR: Paula Naumann, MA , C-TAGME

prepare individuals to practice full-spectrum family medicine. Our program is committed to providing high quality educational

career goals.

PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Full spectrum family medicine (and rural focus for Augusta).

COORDINATOR PHONE: (715) 839-5177 EMAIL: eauclaire.applicant@fammed.wisc.edu

CURRICULUM COMPONENTS:

NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS:

Our program has a robust curriculum that meets all

5 – Eau Claire, 1-Augusta

ACGME requirements and offers many choices for elective

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EAU CLAIRE AND AUGUSTA

ACCREDITATION: We are ACGME accredited with osteopathic recognition. Our accreditation was most recently renewed in January of 2017.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES: Our residency offers educational experience with the virtual hospital owned by Chippewa Valley Technical College for opportunities to help residents maximize their education. Our

human patient simulator training sessions. Other features of

comprehensive curriculum includes rotations at two area

the residency include optional Global Health experience, our

hospitals and three major health organizations.

own geriatric assessment clinic, and community outreach to local schools and the regional juvenile detention center.

FACULTY COMPOSITION: The Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency faculty is made up of four allopathically and one osteopathically trained physicians, plus an onsite mater’s level behaviorist. Our core faculty is a dynamic and dedicated group of educators who hold many leadership positions in the community, conduct research,

LOCATION/COMMUNITY: Eau Claire is located in beautiful western Wisconsin, at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers. The city’s economy is driven by retail, healthcare and education. Our downtown area is vital and growing with new apartment buildings, restaurants, hotels and businesses. In addition to

publish, and have a passion for teaching.

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EAU CLAIRE AND AUGUSTA

our own Prevea Health Family Medicine clinic, the presence

The combined factors of affordable housing, thriving

of Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System and the

industries, low crime rates, top-rated schools, easy access

Oakleaf Medical Network make Eau Claire the hub of health-

to high-quality healthcare, inviting and affordable indoor and

care in western Wisconsin.

outdoor recreational activities and abundant green spaces make Eau Claire an outstanding place to live and work.

Eau Claire is also the home of the University of Wisconsin— Eau Claire (UWEC) and the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC). These academic institutions offer the added benefits of many cultural and recreational events.

POPULATION SERVED: Our residency clinics serve the Chippewa Valley area, which includes Eau Claire and several surrounding communities

In addition to local attractions and resources, Eau Claire

with a combined population of about 155,000. UWEC and

is located only 90 miles from the metropolitan area of

CVTC enroll thousands of students from outside the area. Just

Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota where a wide variety of additional activities are available.

outside the city is a significant rural agricultural population that includes Mennonite and Amish communities. Hmong, African

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EAU CLAIRE

American, Native American, and Hispanic ethnic groups are

share patients in the Eau Claire hospitals, and experience the

represented in the area.

same specialty rotations as Eau Claire residents.

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES:

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES:

Our small-city residency, made up of fifteen residents, is

Eau Claire is a growing community with many job opportunities

located in Eau Claire; we offer a separate ranking slot every

in professional and skilled-trades fields. We are also recog-

other year for a rural-focused resident in Augusta, WI, a short

nized for our excellent school system. The community boasts

country drive away. Two of our faculty physicians have clinical

many family groups to join and offers activities centered on

practices at the Prevea Augusta Health Center. Augusta

physical activity and music. Our faculty and staff are available

residents complete their clinical experience in Augusta, and

to help spouses get connected in the community and can help

participate in the didactic conferences at the Eau Claire site,

to find opportunities for those seeking employment.

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UW-MADISON

MADISON

PHOTO: FLICKR/RICHARD HURD

UW-MADISON

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS:

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

The Madison program is committed to the personal and

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Ildi Martonffy, MD

fostered by a dynamic curriculum and nurtured by a supportive

WEBSITE: www.fammed.wisc.edu/madison

professional growth of each of its residents. That growth is

community of residents, faculty, and staff.

COORDINATOR: Amy Vincent

CURRICULUM COMPONENTS:

COORDINATOR PHONE: (608) 265-4668

Our curriculum offers robust experiences in obstetrics, critical

EMAIL: madisonbaraboo.applicant@fammed.wisc.edu NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS: 16

care medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, and community and population health, along with numerous electives. Diverse continuity clinics provide residents with a dedicated patient panel for three full years.

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SPECIALTIES:

MADISON

extensive experience working with family medicine residents.

Integrative health, sports medicine, geriatrics, research, global health, developmental disabilities, and more.

ACCREDITATION: The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for

FACULTY COMPOSITION: Our faculty is a talented and dynamic group of academic family medicine educators and clinicians, complemented by fellowship recipients and community faculty physicians. The Madison program also has behavioral science faculty with

Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and has received Osteopathic Recognition.

SIGNIFICANT FEATURES: y CONTINUITY OF CARE: Residents establish a continuity

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MADISON

practice with a dedicated patient panel at one of our four

residency, with time allocated for regular resident “check-in

Family Medicine centers.

groups.”

y BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: An integrative focus on all

y PARTNERSHIP SYSTEM: First-year residents are paired

aspects of behavioral health in line with the patient centered

for some inpatient rotations, the community health rotation,

medical home.

and in their continuity clinic.

y COMMUNITY HEALTH ROTATION: Designed to

y TEACHING: Resident-led teams with opportunities to

enhance understanding of community and population health

teach medical students, junior residents, and faculty

including core competencies in public health, community

colleagues in multiple settings.

engagement, and critical thinking. y MATERNITY CARE: Residents can expect to be involved

y PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Dedication to resident professional development through close mentor/

in 115-130 deliveries on our OB rotations. All residents

mentee relationships, scholarship opportunities, and guided

manage their own obstetrics patients from their continuity

personal reflection.

practice. y PEDIATRICS: Residents have opportunities to manage

y ELECTIVES AND “PATHWAYS:” A wide array of electives and available “Pathways” that allow residents to

pediatric care in a variety of outpatient, community hospital,

gain in-depth experience, knowledge, and skills in a specific

and university hospital settings.

area of interest.

y RESIDENT HEALTH AND WELL-BEING: A resident wellness and self-care curriculum is integrated throughout

y RURAL HEALTH EQUITY TRACK: A unique experience in community health and leadership/advocacy that

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emphasizes health disparities specific to rural populations. Available to two residents each year.

MADISON

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES: Residents in the Madison program gain experience in both rural and urban settings. The four Family Medicine centers

POPULATION SERVED:

offer residents a large and varied patient population and all

Residents establish their continuity practice at one of four

four clinics provide residents with excellent learning opportuni-

Family Medicine centers. Two are located in small towns

ties and a full range of experience and skills. Residents can

and two are in urban neighborhoods. Inpatient care is at the

also choose from focused electives in rural or urban settings.

community-based St. Mary’s Hospital and the UW Hospital.

FOCUSED RURAL EXPERIENCES:

At St. Mary’s, our residents are the primary house staff

First-year residents complete rural surgery and emergency

and involved in all levels of care. The Family Medicine and

medicine rotations. Residents are also required to complete

Pediatrics services at UW Hospital give residents experience

a four-week rural rotation in their second or third year where

in a tertiary care setting.

they gain exposure to small town practice and get an intense “hands-on” experience.

LOCATION/COMMUNITY: A vibrant city situated between two lakes, Madison is

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES:

Wisconsin’s capital and home of the University of Wisconsin.

Madison has an affordable cost of living, a stable economy,

Madison boasts many big-city amenities but is only 20 minutes

and plentiful employment opportunities. It is a family-friendly

away from the countryside. The city consistently ranks as one

city, offering numerous outdoor recreational opportunities and

of the best places in the country to live, work, and play.

many community-oriented events.

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UW-WAUSAU

UW – WAUSAU

WAUSAU

PROGRAM MISSION AND GOALS:

FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY

TLC - Teaching, Learning and Care form the foundation of

PROGRAM DIRECTOR: John Wheat, DO

committed. Intensive, progressive learning experiences, a

our training and reflect the principles to which our service is

strong curriculum, supportive faculty, and a diverse patient

WEBSITE: www.fammed.wisc.edu/residency/wausau

population prepare each resident for independent rural practice.

COORDINATOR: Adelle Spaay, BS COORDINATOR PHONE: (715) 675-3391

PROGRAM EMPHASIS: Community based Family Medicine training.

EMAIL: adelle.spaay@aspirus.org NUMBER OF AVAILABLE RESIDENCY POSITIONS: 5

CURRICULUM COMPONENTS: Inpatient adult medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics, emergency medicine, surgery, ICU, orthopedics, outpatient therapies,

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WAUSAU

human behavior and mental health, gastroenterology, cardiology, dermatology, urology, ENT, neurology and outpatient family medicine.

SPECIALTIES: Rural medicine. PHOTO: FLICKR/JAMES JORDAN

FACULTY COMPOSITION: Full-time family medicine faculty, part-time primary care physicians, and a clinical social worker. Two faculty members

nationally-recognized health system based in Wausau, which

recently received the UW Health Patient Experience Award

is located in the center of Wisconsin. With more than 7,000

emphasizing exemplary doctor patient communication skills.

employees and a world-class consortium of more than 500 providers, Aspirus provides a higher level of care to some of

ACCREDITATION:

the most wholesome, family-focused communities you will find.

ACGME.

POPULATION SERVED: SIGNIFICANT FEATURES:

Diverse population of north central Wisconsin including older

State-of-the-art clinic. Aspirus Wausau Hospital is ranked one

adults, Hmong immigrants, persons living with AIDS, trans-

of America’s top 100 hospitals 100tophospitals.com. We are a

gender patients, young adults and children.

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WAUSAU

LOCATION/COMMUNITY:

SPOUSE/FAMILY OPPORTUNITIES:

“Welcome Home To Wausau!” We invite you to come and

Two and four-year UW campuses, technical colleges, and

explore our city. You will experience that special hometown

high quality PreK-12 education system as well as the Medical

feeling when you visit one of the specialty shops and locally-

College of Wisconsin—Cental Wisconsin campus. There is

owned restaurants and listen to music in the summer or ice

a diverse economic framework comprised of a strong health

skate in the winter on the downtown public square. There is

care industry, professional services, manufacturing, agri-

always something going on no matter what the season is, be

business, and a commitment to entrepreneurship.

it a music concert, theater production, festival, parade, fair, art and craft show, or sports event. You will also enjoy the natural features of our area such as flowing rivers, lakes, Rib Mountain State Park, Granite Peak Ski Area, and the many city parks that provide beauty and recreation throughout the four seasons. We want you to know you are always welcome...

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Established in 1978, the Wausau Residency program provides single specialty training to residents seeking preparation for rural or urban practice. The quality of life for Wausau’s 70,000 residents ranks among the best in the nation for communities of similar size. Aspirus Wausau Hospital, a regional trauma center,

URBAN/RURAL OPPORTUNITIES:

is ranked as one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals, and offers

The program provides residents the opportunity to build urban/

enthusiastic teachers and mentors in all areas. Combining

rural experiences to suit their interests.

strong hospital teaching with diverse and varied clinical care results in a positive learning and teaching environment.

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