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Seeking An Excellent Family Medicine Residency Program?


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? y Family physicians are highly respected and influential in Wisconsin

La Crosse Baraboo

Madison Janesville Monroe

Menomonee Falls Waukesha

y Wisconsin family physicians are highly satisfied with their practices and lifestyles Milwaukee


y Family physicians successfully get the full spectrum of privileges y Family physicians are the ONLY source of vital primary care in many counties

If you would like more travel information about

y More than 35% of family physicians deliver babies in Wisconsin

Wisconsin, call the Department of Tourism’s

y There are practice opportunities in urban, rural, inner city, and suburban areas

24/7 hotline at 1-800-432-TRIP or visit online at

y There are grant and loan repayment programs for training and practicing in Wisconsin 2

passport to



Travel Reimbursement


You can apply for reimbursement for travel expenses incurred

date selections are made. Any visits made after selections are

while visiting Wisconsin Residency Programs. The more

made will not qualify for reimbursement.

Fourth-year medical students who set up and have formal interviews with at least four residency programs prior to the

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

Complete the online application form at:

Number of Programs Maximum Visited Reimbursement 4 5 6 7 or more


To Apply:



$500 $600 $750 $1,000

$250 $300 $375 $500 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).

Reimbursement Process:


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, call 262-512-0606, or contact any

Reimbursement Form from our website. After you complete

of the residency programs at the numbers/emails listed

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

in this brochure or at

reimbursement form to WAFP. Once the receipts and reim-


bursement 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 30, 2019. Complete the online expense reimbursement form: passport-program-expense-reimbursement-form or download a PDF form at:


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Sponsoring Institution




Aurora Health Care

Aurora (Milwaukee)




Aurora Health Care

Aurora Lakeland (Elkhorn)


SemiRural/Rural (RTT)


Gundersen Medical Foundation

Gundersen (La Crosse)




Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

Mayo Clinic – Eau Claire




Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare

La Crosse-Mayo




Medical College of Wisconsin

All Saints (Milwaukee)




Medical College of Wisconsin

Columbia-St. Mary’s (Milwaukee)




Medical College of Wisconsin

Community Memorial (Menomonee Falls)




Medical College of Wisconsin

Fox Valley (Appleton)




Aurora Health Care





MercyHealth System

Mercy (Janesville)




Monroe Clinic

Monroe Clinic




University of Wisconsin

Baraboo (Madison Program)


Rural (RTT)


University of Wisconsin

Eau Claire




University of Wisconsin





University of Wisconsin




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. 5





We are a future-focused dynamic program that uses outcome

Family Medicine Residency Program

data to adapt the care we deliver for our underserved patients,

Program Director: Wilhelm Lehmann, MD

patients, and for each other. Our program goal is to produce

leaving our graduates better prepared for practice. We consider ourselves strong advocates for our communities, our

family physicians that will excel in whatever position they Website: Coordinator: Stephanie Malusic Coordinator Phone: (414) 649-7909 Email:

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

Number of available residency positions: 10

Program mission and goals: 6

Leadership Development.

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Curriculum components:


We build our curriculum around a strong Family Medicine

Our program offers excellent opportunities in Global Health,

Clinic experience. This includes our longitudinal Family and

Women’s Health, Inpatient Medicine, Research, Sports

Community Medicine experience and the online Integrative

Medicine, and Osteopathic Manipulation Treatment. We

Medicine in Residency Curriculum. We surround this with

have fellowship opportunities available in Geriatrics, and

inpatient rotations at some of the best hospitals in the country.

established clinical tracks for Integrative Medicine and

These are supplemented by individualized elective experi-

Community Medicine.

ences that can tap the resources of one of the largest health systems in the state.


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Faculty composition:

Population served:

Our residency faculty holds appointments with the University

Residents have their continuity practice at one of two

of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in the

outstanding Family Medicine Centers, which were the first resi-

Department of Family Medicine. We have a large interdisci-

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

plinary faculty whose special interests cover virtually all areas

Centered Medical Homes. One is located on the Marquette

of medicine.

University campus in downtown Milwaukee and the other is on Milwaukee’s south side. They both serve populations

Accreditation: We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate

with significant racial and ethnic diversity, and have recently become the main providers of Refugee Health examinations for the Milwaukee area.

Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). We were also one of the first five programs in

In addition, through our track system residents may choose

the country to achieve Osteopathic Recognition by the ACGME.

to have additional continuity experiences in Underserved Medicine at the largest free clinic in the state or in Integrative

Significant features:

Medicine at a suburban center for well-being.

Our program features the innovative University of Arizona


Integrative Medicine in Residency Curriculum and has 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. 8

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 unique blend of urban living mixed with Midwest character,

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allowing for an ideal work-life balance. Quick commute times, affordable living, and a plethora of recreational activities make Milwaukee a destination for residents and visitors alike. Milwaukee is an ideal environment for every way of life.

Urban/rural opportunities: There are many urban opportunities via our Aurora Sinai Medical Center campus and the Center for Urban Population Health. Elective rotations and continuity clinic experience are also available at Walker’s Point Community Clinic, the largest free clinic in the state. Rural rotations are available throughout the Aurora system.

Spouse/family opportunities: Milwaukee offers affordable living, excellent schools, diverse employment opportunities, and numerous recreational activities, making it a very family-friendly city. Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center has onsite childcare, including a sick child program. In addition, Aurora Health Care has housing near the medical center complex available to residents during their training. Assistance with spousal employment is also available. 9

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Aurora Lakeland

Program mission and goals:

Rural Training Track Family Medicine Residency Program

The Aurora Lakeland RTT is a 1-2 Family Medicine resi-

Program Director: Jeffrey D. Tiemstra, MD, FAAFP

Medicine residents, and PGY2 and PGY3 at Aurora Lakeland

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

dency program. Residents spend their PGY1 in Milwaukee on inpatient rotations with the Aurora St. Luke’s Family

Medical Center practicing and learning rural Family Medicine. Resident’s continuity clinic is at Aurora Lakeland all three years.

Coordinator: Stephanie Dunaway Coordinator Phone: (262) 741-2953 Email: Number of available residency positions: 4 per year


Goals The Aurora Lakeland Rural Family Medicine Residency Program will graduate board-certified family physicians who will: y Provide competent, comprehensive primary care to the general population across the spectrum of healthcare,

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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. y

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.

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 practice; adoption of new information technology; educating 11

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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.

Specialties: Rural Family Medicine


Faculty composition:

Program emphasis:

Program Director, Core Faculty, Site Director in Milwaukee

Rural Family Medicine

Accreditation: Curriculum components: The Aurora Lakeland RTT is a 1-2 Family Medicine residency

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

program. Residents spend their PGY1 in Milwaukee and

Significant features:

PGY2 and PGY3 at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center practicing

Residents will complete 2 scholarly projects during their training.

and learning rural Family Medicine. Resident’s continuity clinic

One project will be a Quality Improvement project focused on

is at Aurora Lakeland all 3 years.

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


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and can include projects developed from the residency practice,

historic Lake Geneva Resort Area, Aurora Lakeland Medical

the community medicine experiences, or any other health

Center in Elkhorn is a scenic forty-five minute drive west

experience in the Lakeland area. Projects will be supervised

of Milwaukee. Aurora Lakeland is a two hour drive north of

by ALRTT faculty and supported as needed by the extensive

downtown Chicago and an hour drive east from Madison. The

research resources available at Aurora Health Care.

Geneva Lakes communities are a unique blend of upscale real estate, family-friendly small town neighborhoods, nearby

Population served: Rural, Semirural

vibrant nightlife locations, with artistic attractions and festivals for all seasons. It is the perfect place to begin your practice as a physician.



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: Rural

Spouse/family opportunities: Located in beautiful southeastern Wisconsin, including the


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Gundersen Medical Foundation

Program mission and goals: Gundersen Family Medicine Residency Program improves

Family Medicine Residency

the lives of our patients, families, and communities by

Program Director: Paul Klas, MD

and supportive patient-centered learning practice focused

Associate Program Director: Robyn Borge, MD

on meeting patients’ comprehensive needs and preferences

Website: residency-programs/family-medicine/

training compassionate family physicians in an innovative

safely, while enhancing the relationship with a caring personal physician.

Coordinator: Paula Ebert, B.S.

Program emphasis:

Coordinator Phone: (608) 775-1540

This program emphasizes the training of high quality residents,

Email: Number of available residency positions: 6 14

able to practice in any clinic environment including rural, with full spectrum care a goal. We are set in a high quality health system which is forward thinking, environmentally progressive

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and a certified PCMH. Residents train with high quality general

behavioral health and pharmacy which maximizes patient

surgery, transitional and internal medicine residents with no

care and resident learning. There is a required rural rotation

competing residency programs in obstetrics and pediatrics.

at critical access hospitals in the regional network.

The program has a developed Wellness Curriculum to help the resident navigate the rigors of family medicine residency.


GHS excels in all patient areas and is a fully integrated patient

Our program’s strength is our broad spectrum training with

care system. GHS is the Western Academic Campus for the

particular strengths in obstetrics, women’s health, internal

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

medicine and pediatrics. We have an established Point of

Because of this, there are ample opportunities to be involved

Care Ultrasound curriculum. Our inpatient pediatric rotation is

in medical student teaching.

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. The Family Medicine Residency Clinic is a certified PCMH. The clinic is the main learning environment in the residency. We have integrated


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choose choose LA CROSSE • GUNDERSEN

very high quality, community oriented and highly rated by our residents. Faculty composition: Our faculty are excellent teachers with real world experiences in patient care and a demonstrated ability to build and maintain a practice. Accreditation: We are an ACGME accredited Family Medicine Residency program with osteopathic recognition. We participate with the state-wide osteopathic program developed by the Department of Family and Community Medicine in Madison.

y GHS supports outreach opportunities to a Native American population in South Dakota and international experiences in

Significant features:


y The Family Medicine Residency Clinic is based in a newly

y GHS with its home base in La Crosse, WI is intimately involved

renovated, highly efficient site on the medical campus,

in improving the health and wellness of our community. Our

adjacent to the state of the art inpatient facility constructed in

strong Community Health Division will provide ample opportuni-

January of 2014.

ties for community health experiences.

y GHS is nationally known for its superior quality, safety, and 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 Western Wisconsin, Southeast Minnesota, and Northeast Iowa.


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Urban/rural opportunities: The patient base encompasses a broad social economic

The population provides a mix of urban and rural opportunities.

stratum. A significant minority population base including Hmong, Amish and immigrant patients provides a rich crosscultural experience.


Spouse/family opportunities: Residents are given the opportunity to live “on campus” at GHS with a vibrant, affordable housing option. This creates a supportive environment for families to find a great quality of life

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

during their busy training years. Young families and partners

takingly beautiful area known as the driftless area. Located

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

on the Mississippi River, this area is surrounded by numerous parks providing endless opportunities for a variety of activities. 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.


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Mayo Clinic ‒ Eau Claire

Family Medicine Residency Program Director: Terri A. Nordin, MD

Program mission and goals: Improve Care. Improve Health. Improve Life. We train outstanding, trusted physicians to practice and lead high-quality, patient-centered, team-based, full-spectrum care anywhere in the world.


Program emphasis:

Coordinator: Deborah Egger

Our program offers you opportunities to

Coordinator Phone: (715) 464-6352

y Develop comprehensive skills in both outpatient and inpatient medicine


y Master procedural skills, including maternity care

Number of available residency positions: 5


y Practice team-based care and population health management

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y Grow your leadership skills

outstanding learning opportunities that will help you become a

y Learn to effectively integrate your career and your personal life

well-rounded family physician and meet your career goals.

Our focus is on you and your goals. You work with your advisor to create an Individual Learning Plan that helps meet YOUR


career goals.

Family Medicine is by far the largest specialty in the Mayo Clinic Health System. As part of the Mayo Clinic, our residents

Curriculum components:

have opportunities to learn from physicians across the entire

Our program has three core teaching principles—guidance,

spectrum of specialty practice found in both Eau Claire, WI

growth, and trust. Whether the teaching takes place in the

and Rochester, MN.

state-of-the-art Family Medicine Clinic or our 204-bed regional hospital, the faculty guide residents in the art and science of

Faculty composition:

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

We have a talented group of energetic faculty with diverse

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

strengths and interests. Our faculty development curriculum


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is robust and allows us to continually sharpen our skills as teachers and leaders. We are a lot of fun, too. Our backgrounds include extensive experience in Women’s Health, Maternity Care, Community Health, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Global Health.

Family Medicine Clinic: This new clinic was specifically designed with resident training in mind. From the patient-


centered exam rooms to the innovative workspaces, we

The Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency – Eau Claire

customized the clinic for providing personalized, continuous,

program is accredited by the ACGME.

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

Significant features:

Meaningful On-Call Duty: To support resident wellness, our residents participate in rotation services at times that are best

Family Medicine is primary: Family Medicine is the only

suited to learning. You are busy enough to see and learn what

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

you need to become a phenomenal family physician without

renowned multi-specialty group practice.

feeling overloaded.

Train at Mayo. Practice Anywhere: The Mayo Clinic Family

Scholarly Activity: Both research and teaching are essential to

Medicine Residency – Eau Claire program utilizes a patient-

advancing patient care and here you become a scholar of both.

centered and team-based approach to train outstanding physi-

We focus on quality improvement and optimizing care delivery for

cians to practice high-quality, full spectrum care anywhere in

current and future generations.

the world.


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Population served:

medicine. Residents also have opportunities to rotate at the urban

The program serves patients of all ages, backgrounds, and

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.

Location/community: Eau Claire is a city of 67,000 people, part of a metropolitan area

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

Program mission and goals:

Family Medicine Residency

The La Crosse-Mayo Family Medicine Residency is built

Program Director: John M. Merfeld, M.D.

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:

or her family and community. Education in the art of medicine,

Coordinator: Kimberly J. Markwardt

combined with the latest in medical discovery, is central to our

Coordinator Phone: (608) 392-9775

come first.”

Email: Number of available residency positions: 6

mission. Mayo’s primary value is “The needs of the patient

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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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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Our 18 residents are the only residents at Mayo Clinic Health

While we place emphasis on training in the breadth of family

System-Franciscan Healthcare, a 250 bed community hospital

medicine, our curriculum offers enhanced opportunities in OB,

featuring state-of-the-art technology and services. The Family

hospital medicine, geriatrics and international medicine, sports

Health Clinic is connected to the medical center, which affords

medicine, and osteopathic treatment techniques.

residents maximum opportunity for continuity care of their patients. We recently remodeled to better accommodate our

Faculty composition: Five full-time, three part-time, one behavioral science faculty member, and over 80 part-time or volunteer faculty in all specialties. Our faculty has years of experience in training future family

patient-centered medical home practice and our new, state-ofthe-art simulation center opened in February 2017. We have been training outstanding family physicians for 43 years.

medicine physicians in whatever role they see themselves in

Population served:

after graduation.




Our program has always been awarded the maximum

La Crosse offers the perfect balance between small town and

accreditation period, and our next self-study visit is scheduled

big city life, and is one of the more scenic areas of Wisconsin,

for May, 2022.

with exceptional opportunities for outdoor recreation. In 2002, La Crosse received first place in the Great American

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Main Street Award for historic preservation of the downtown district and it is frequently mentioned as one of the best

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small cities in the country for quality living. The public school system is among the best in the nation, and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University, and Western Technical College are available to those wanting 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 performance.

Urban/rural opportunities: We have a required rural rotation for all of our second year residents. We also have several other communities that offer additional 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,

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

fishing, sailing, and sun bathing on community beaches. There

shoeing and many more exciting outdoor activities. Your family

are also well-developed hiking trails and campsites, as well as

is an integral part of our residency.

nationally known bike trails. In winter there is downhill skiing at 25

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All Saints

Program mission and goals:

Family Medicine Residency

All Saints Family Medicine Residency Program’s ongoing

Program Director: Robin Helm, MD

Medicine Graduate at a time.” Our residency program also

Website: Coordinator: Julie Delahaut , BS Coordinator Phone: (414) 527-8348 Email: Number of available residency positions: 6

mission is to “improve the health of communities one Family

offers opportunities, instruction and guidance to instill in our graduates the mastery of progressive delivery systems and a caring philosophy in order to serve the communities in which they live and work.

Program emphasis: Our program is designated 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 specialist 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, urgent care, international medicine and sports medicine.

Faculty composition: Seven full-time faculty, four with MD training, one with DO training, one with PhD training and one with PsyD training. In addition, several community physicians and Medical College of Wisconsin Family Medicine department physicians precept our residents in the continuity clinic.


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Accreditation: Dually accredited by the ACGME and AOA.

Community and International Medicine Opportunities: A full-time community nurse that coordinates the following

Significant features: Award winning clinical quality improvement projects, PatientCentered Medical Home certification and state-of-the-art clinic with five designated procedure rooms.

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, resident wellbeing groups and much more! Working with Concordia University and local

Population served: Urban population.

Location/community: The outpatient clinic is set north of the city, surrounded by green space, yet a mile away from premiere shopping. Serving a diverse community.


organizations for yearly 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 throughout the year that range from unplanned and informal to formal.

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 design to meet future health care delivery needs as well as your own need and interests. In addition, we provide stateof-the-art training in electronic medical records, community care models, patient-centered medical home and quality improvement initiatives.


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Ascension Columbia St. Mary s

Program mission and goals:

Family Medicine Residency

Your education is our primary mission. Located on

Program Director: Camille Garrison, MD

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


tion. Here, your service commitments are built around your



Milwaukee’s beautiful east side overlooking the shores of Lake

Residency is built on decades of excellent residency educa-

columbia-st-mary-s Coordinator: Lorie Kennedy Coordinator Phone: (414) 267-6502 Email:

Program emphasis: You will have the opportunity to further enhance your 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.

Number of available residency positions: 9 30

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Curriculum components:

Community Medicine: While participating in this track, you

The Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Family Medicine

will be immersed in the community where health changes

Residency pioneered track-based curriculum design. Aside

occur. You will be able to reach many more people than the

from our general Family Medicine curriculum, residents can

patients you see at the office through mutually beneficial

choose to pursue one of the following optional curricular

relationships, and you will have opportunities to develop new



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 or the Advanced Track, you can

Urgent Care: This track will prepare you for work in an urgent care setting and will increase your skills in treating conditions frequently seen in urgent care settings.

expect 100-150 deliveries over three years with experience in

Sports Medicine: This track will provide experiences that will

higher risk obstetrics, routine OB ultrasounds, vaginal repairs

give residents expertise in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment,

and comprehensive multidisciplinary prenatal care.

and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases.

Globel Health: This track offers opportunities to develop


competencies in cultural diversity and community medicine. It

Our program’s track-based curriculum revolves around our

is one of the only international health curricular tracks in the

strengths in maternity care, global health, and community

country to focus on non-clinical experiences and is for the resi-

medicine. Several of our graduates, including our Program

dent who wants to enrich their education by helping change

Director, have completed fellowships in maternity care and

the health of populations in developing countries.

surgical obstetrics. Four recent graduates have completed


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Sports Medicine Fellowships. Two of our 2019 graduates will be completing Fellowships - one in Sports Medicine and one in Palliative Care.

Faculty composition: 9 full time faculty members and 6 part time faculty members. Faculty members include one with advanced training in Obstetrics, one with experience in Addiction Medicine, a Fullbright Scholar, and four D.O. Faculty.



ACGME with Osteopathic Recognition.

We offer our patients preventative dental care, as well as an on-site Pharmacist. There are multiple procedural experiences

Significant features: Other features include experiencing an evidence-based, ambulatory-focused practice including strong emphasis on

including colposcopy, OB ultrasounds, IUD insertion, joint injections, and more. Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital incorporates best

continuity of care, preventive medicine, quality improvement, and patient-centered care. We offer residents optional training in Integrative Medicine and experience with Addiction


Population served: We serve a diverse patient population who live and work

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throughout Milwaukee and the surrounding communities.

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 Milwaukee area and with Ascension Community Physicians.

Urban/rural opportunities: We offer 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 neighborhoods with excellent schools and beautiful parks, as well as a variety of great entertainment, sports, and wonderful restaurants. medical practices from around the world and sets a national standard as a model for safe, patient-centered, and costeffective care. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the panoramic views from public areas and patients rooms are extraordinary. 33

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Community Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program Director: Dr. Jason Domagalski Website:

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: While maintaining constant focus on a strong general


foundation for primary care training we also offer clinical tracks

Number of available residency positions: 6

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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.

the future of our specialty. y Training in a suburban community hospital in a

Faculty composition: Five full-time faculty, two part-time faculty. Four faculty with

growing area with access to a large academic medical center brings the best of both

MD training, one faculty Psychologist with a Doctorate in

worlds together for an ideal

Psychology and one faculty with both MD and PhD training.

training environment.

One faculty member with fellowship training in endoscopy.

y Our Family Medicine Clinic is a brand new state of the art 19,000 square foot facility housed within a multi-disciplinary

Accreditation: We are accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

health center with on-site lab services, pharmacy as well as radiologic services including ultrasound, CT and mammography. y We have developed multiple training tracks in areas of identified need in the Froedtert & Medical College of

Significant features: y We are a new Medical College of Wisconsin Family Medicine and pride ourselves on innovation and looking to 35

Wisconsin service area preparing our graduates for their future practice. y We are the only program in southeastern Wisconsin with

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a 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: We serve a diverse patient population including residents of our surrounding community, Menomonee Falls as well as neighboring communities in north-western Milwaukee and more rural communities to our North.

Location/community: Menomonee Falls is located north of Milwaukee in picturesque Waukesha County. The community is a family-friendly village of only 35,000 residents that allows for the small town feel. Madison,

Spouse/family opportunities:

Chicago and Minneapolis are all within driving distance.

Our suburban location is the perfect setting for family living and recreation. Menomonee Falls has over 150 acres dedicated

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

to recreation and the Menomonee Falls and Hamilton school district boast outstanding curriculum. The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) also sponsors a Resident Spouse/Significant Other Association (RSA) which conduct several events for newcomers to the area.


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Fox Valley

Family Medicine Residency

Affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin

Program mission and goals: The Fox Valley program teaches the “art and heart of care” and will prepare you to keep pace with the rapidly evolving character of Family Medicine.

Program Director: Allen R. Last, MD, MPH Website: Coordinator: Suzanne Blazek, MSOLQ

Program emphasis: The Fox Valley program focuses on traditional full scope family medicine in underserved communities, such as rural

Coordinator Phone: (920) 997-8415

or international practice. We excel in training residents in


high volume OB, procedures, ambulatory care, community

Number of available residency positions: 7


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

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Curriculum components:

y Extensive procedures training opportunities including OB

The Fox Valley curriculum is individualized to residents’

ultrasound, colonoscopy, colposcopy and vasectomy;

interests and passions.

outpatient procedure clinics, regularly scheduled procedure

y Robust OB experience where residents obtain 125-150 or more deliveries in addition to 10 or more continuity OB patients per resident.

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:

Population served:

Nationally recognized faculty physicians, including a clinical

The Family Medicine Clinic’s patients represent a well-


balanced mix of medical concerns, economic and cultural groups and ages.

Accreditation: ACGME with Osteopathic Recognition.

Location/community: Appleton is the largest of the Fox Cities, a cluster of 18

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

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.

hospital, clinic, nursing home, and in their home. Excellent

The clinic is located in vibrant downtown Appleton within easy

faculty, including a full time health educator and care manager,

walking distance to a variety of ethnic restaurants, coffee

and community physicians from all specialties are enthusiastic

shops, local clubs, and one of five area YMCAs. In addition,

about training family physicians. The Family Medicine clinic is

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

conveniently located in downtown Appleton, midway between

markets, open air concerts, the Performing Arts Center which

St. Elizabeth Hospital and Appleton Medical Center. Both

features nationally touring Broadway shows, and the children’s

hospitals have earned national recognition awards.

museum, “The Building for Kids.”


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High Cliff State Park on Lake Winnebago is a scenic 20-minute drive from Appleton with camping, horse and hiking trails, a beach and marina. The Fox Cities Stadium, home of the Brewers Class A baseball team, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, offers family friendly fun. The legendary Lambeau Field and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame are nearby.

Spouse/family opportunities: The Fox Cities consistently receive national recognition as one of the most inviting places to live, work and raise a family with high quality of life, excellent schools, affordable housing and a wide range of recreational and cultural opportunities. Appleton has been ranked among the top 100 places of Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live.

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.

Urban/rural opportunities: Residents care for underserved patients of the Partnership Community Health Center a Federally Qualified Health Center. Residents also have an opportunity to complete a rural Continuity clinic experience in Waupaca, WI. Forty

The Residency Program’s volunteer board members (business and 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 College in De Pere and the Fox Valley Technical College provide ample opportunities for continuing education and pursuit of undergraduate and graduate degrees.

percent of the graduates practice rural medicine and fifty percent practice in small urban communities. We prepare you for practice anywhere.


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Program mission and goals:

Family Medicine Residency

Waukesha Family Medicine Residency develops

Program Director: Michael F. Mazzone, MD

Family Medicine anywhere in the world.


We serve our patients and community by providing excellent

Coordinator: Lori Goodman

needs or ability to pay, and by volunteering our time and

Coordinator Phone: (262) 548-6907 Email: Number of available residency positions: 6


physicians who are excited to practice the full spectrum of

health care to all without respect to their language, special

resources to the community. We foster a healing environment where patients feel at 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:

Our hospital offers all of the major specialties including NICU,

y Women’s health

full spectrum cardiac care and a high-level trauma center.

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

Program emphasis: Our program emphasizes tailoring your education plan to meet your needs. Our innovative Majors and Masteries program allows you to select an area of special interest and pursue

Faculty composition: We have seven full-time and three part-time faculty who all practice the full spectrum of Family Medicine. We also have a Behavioral Scientist who has special expertise in working with victims of domestic violence.

it in either a three or four-year residency model. Fourth year


residents will also receive advanced degrees such as an MPH,

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 120 deliveries by graduation. y Each resident receives a laptop computer to use during their residency.

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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 Medicine center. y Strong community support (Family Medicine is a kingpin of health care delivery in the county) with a solid financial backing.

Population served:

Spouse/family opportunities: Both Waukesha and Milwaukee offer ample employment and social activities for residents and spouses of all ages. The Medical College runs a spouse’s social network and we work directly with spouses to help them find what they are seeking in the community.

We serve patients who live throughout Waukesha County, and serve a diversity of ages and ethnic backgrounds with our two leading ethnic groups being Caucasian and Latino.

Location/community: The only residency program in Waukesha County, we are

Additional comments: Since 1976 this 18 resident program has undergone extensive growth but continues to focus on its primary goal of preparing graduates to provide a wide array of family-oriented services and to help meet the needs of any community even the most rural.

located in downtown Waukesha which is minutes from sparkling 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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Program mission and goals:

Family Medicine Residency

To promote family medicine and the role of family physicians

Program Director: Suhail Shaikh, MD, MBA

nation by:


y Delivering excellence in education — We believe the

within Mercyhealth and throughout our community, state and

qualities of our rotations, didactics (including SIMS labs), Coordinator: Kelly Potter, program manager

one-on-one teaching, and facilities are outstanding. As part

Coordinator Phone: (608) 755-7964

of the spectrum of education, we have medical students from St. George’s and UW Madison doing rotations with us,


as well as offering Sports Medicine and Hospitalist fellowships. We also offer an annual Global Health elective for

Number of available positions: 7

residents. y 44


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choose JANESVILLE • MERCYHEALTH y nursing homes, health fairs. They staff a local free clinic

y Providing a non-conventional learning environment — We always use the most advanced technology to support

(HealthNet) and many other important community func-

our education and learning. We provide residents with an

tions including our annual hands-on series called Medical

innovative environment. We use iPads on our inpatient rounds

School for Teens, which introduces high school students to

and recently started Tele Medicine for providing outpatient


care. Use of Point of Care Ultrasound for diagnosis in office

y Maintaining a supportive, compassionate residency


environment — Our faculty, residents, nurses and office

y Providing high-quality, comprehensive care — We have an

staff care for each other. We support a nurturing and nour-

amazing group of core faculty who are dedicated to teaching

ishing family friendly environment. We work well together

the next generation of physicians. Residents also learn from


our community preceptor physicians (many are former graduates of the program) during their three years. Mercyhealth South is the sole provider of health care services on the south side of Janesville and provides a wealth of outpatient experiences and procedures. Our inpatient team is very busy and our residents get a robust inpatient experience. y Serving as a respected community resource — Our residents are involved throughout the community in schools,


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aged to have a life outside of residency and are given

Mercyhealth offers a Hospitalist and Sports Medicine

enough time and benefits to do so.

Fellowship. There annual opportunities to participate in medical missions around the world for those interested in

Program emphasis:

International Medicine. Our residents and faculty provide care

Mercyhealth offers an ACGME-accredited, unopposed resi-

at HealthNet of Rock County free clinic. We also coordinate

dency in family medicine. We accept seven new residents

and participate in a high school-aged program called Medical

each year to begin training in our community-based academic

School for Teens, which introduces students with an interest in

teaching facility. We strive to prepare our residents for the

the world of medicine.

full spectrum of family medicine including, but not limited to, outpatient medicine, inpa-

Faculty composition:

tient hospital care, ICU, sports medicine,

Mercyhealth has 6 full-time faculty

women’shealth, pediatrics, and urgent care.

including the program director, 1

We have a strong support of subspecialists.

behavioral medicine coordinator.

Curriculum components: The competencies necessary for success as a family physician will

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

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Significant features: Our residency is a community-based, unopposed program


that is committed to training successful family medicine

Southern Wisconsin with a varied cultural and economic

physicians. They will provide high-quality, comprehensive


patient care while delivering excellence in postgraduate medical education. We offer a robust training in both inpatient and outpatient settings along with office procedures.

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

Urban/rural opportunities: Both, with many former residents in each setting.

Spouse/family opportunities: “Wisconsin’s Park Place” has 23 acres of parkland. Our extensive city park system has 26 parks and features a large city pool, wading pools, 36 holes of golf (and another 18 holes at a private club and 18 holes at a public course), a disc golf course, softball fields, tennis courts, a 10-mile cross-country ski trail, and many playgrounds. More than 35 miles of paved recreation trail (which continue to expand), including portions of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail, run throughout the city.


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Monroe Clinic

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.


With a mission to provide comprehensive health care to rural

Coordinator: Lori Rodefeld, MS

spectrum of training to prepare graduates for future practice.

Coordinator Phone: (608) 324-1518 Email:

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

and underserved populations, the residency provides a broad

Program emphasis: Rural and underserved practice.

Number of available positions: 3 per year


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Curriculum components: Monroe Clinic’s program was established in 2014 as an osteopathic focused rural residency program. Initially accredited by AOA as the first rural training track in the nation, the program continues the osteopathic emphasis under sponsorship of Des Moines University. All candidates applying to the program must meet osteopathic training requirements. Program offers regularly scheduled osteopathic workshops, simulation training, procedural workshops, and ultrasound training for both inpatient and outpatient settings. Program collaborates with UIC Rockford and SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford, IL (approximately one hour from Monroe, WI) to provide urban rotations including NICU/Inpatient Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Renal, and ICU.


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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.

Faculty composition: Approximately 10 faculty teach in the family medicine center including two core faculty physicians. Over 70 volunteer physicians work one-on-one with residents during rotations

Significant features:

at Monroe Clinic. Residents also work with faculty at UIC

y Unopposed training, which includes working one-on-

Rockford and Des Moines University who represent a wide range of experience and expertise.

one with experienced faculty at Monroe Clinic and SwedishAmerican Hospital. y Smaller program (3 residents per year) allows for more

Accreditation: Dually Accredited by AOA and ACGME

access to attendings, procedures, and the flexibility to meet your individual goals. y State-of-the-art training facilities, which include an environmentally-friendly LEED Silver Certified Hospital. A new residency clinic opened in June 2019.


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Population served:

Spouse/family opportunities:

The health system features 11 clinic locations in southern

Downtown Monroe features a bustling town square where resi-

Wisconsin and northern Illinois serving a catchment area of

dents and visitors regularly gather to enjoy outdoor concerts,

90,000+. Residents see a full spectrum of patients, including

farmers markets, and community festivals. While it offers the

an Amish population and growing Latino community.

best of small town living, events such as Cheese Days and well-known breweries and restaurants draw visitors from all


over the globe.

Monroe (population 10,827) and the surrounding area offer

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

many beautiful parks and trails, an active arts community,

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

distinctive retailers and diverse businesses, large and small.

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

Like most small communities in southern Wisconsin, Monroe is

fishing and hunting areas, you find plenty of recreational

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

options year round.

and neighborly streets invite quiet evening strolls comparable

Known as a great place to raise a family, the area features a

to nothing urban settings have to offer.

low cost of living with affordable housing options. Local public and religiously affiliated schools are highly rated, and there are

Urban/rural opportunities: Residents have the opportunity to train in both urban and rural settings during the three-year program.

several quality, affordable preschools and child care facilities in the area. Located in southern Wisconsin, the area offers close proximity to other urban areas including Madison (45 miles), Milwaukee (110 miles), and Chicago (130 miles).


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Rural Training Track

University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Program Director: Stuart G. Hannah, MD Website: Coordinator: Angela Womble Coordinator Phone: (608) 355-7270 Email: Number of available residency positions: 2

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 emphasis: Rural and Underserved Practice

Curriculum components: Our curriculum was created to fit a “1-2” Rural Training Track model, in which residents are placed on inpatient hospital


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service rotations with fellow Madison residents for their 1st


year. During the 2nd and 3rd years, the residents follow a

We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate

longitudinal curriculum, in Baraboo, which allows for sched-

Medical Education (ACGME) and have achieved Osteopathic

uling flexibility to meet curriculum requirements.

Recognition status.


Significant features:

Our residents have access to all medical specialties, with

The Baraboo Rural Training Track Residency, based at SSM

on-site family medicine faculty who have expertise in Women’s

Health Dean Medical Group – Baraboo, offers the following:

Health, Geriatrics, Addiction Medicine, Pediatrics and Behavioral Health.

Faculty composition:

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.

Our faculty is composed of a mixture of 13 full and part-time

y Optional C-Section curriculum availability.

Family Medicine physicians, as well as a variety of community

y Strong, unopposed medical/surgical procedural training.

preceptors who embrace the opportunity to teach. In addition,

y Positive teaching methodology with graduated increase in responsibility.

Baraboo residents have access to the Madison-based faculty, for additional learning opportunities, such as Global Health, Integrative Medicine, Sports Medicine and Research.

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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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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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 of urban training options at the Madison program, while maintaining a full-spectrum rural practice in Baraboo.

Spouse/family opportunities: Recreation y 3 Downhill skiing/snowboarding hills within 20 minutes of Baraboo.

y Weekly summertime concerts at the Downtown Square in Baraboo. Education y University of Wisconsin – Baraboo/Sauk County y Madison Area Technical College (MATC) in the neighboring 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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Prevea Health

Family Medicine Residency UW-Madison Affiliate

Program Director: Joan Hamblin, MD Website: Coordinator: Paula Naumann, MA, C-TAGME Coordinator Phone: (715) 839-5177 Email: Number of available residency positions: 5 - Eau Claire, 1 - Augusta 56

Program mission and goals: We are resident-centered! Our program embraces evidencebased medicine and a competency-based curriculum to prepare individuals to practice full-spectrum family medicine. Our program is committed to providing high quality educational and clinical experiences that prepare residents to meet their career goals.

Program emphasis: Full spectrum family medicine (and rural focus for Augusta).

Curriculum components: Our program has a robust curriculum that meets all ACGME requirements and offers many choices for elective

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opportunities to help residents maximize their education.

hospital owned by Chippewa Valley Technical College for

Our comprehensive curriculum includes rotations at two area

human patient simulator training sessions. Other features of

hospitals and three major health organizations.

the residency include optional Global Health experience, our own geriatric assessment clinic, and community outreach to

Specialties: Faculty composition: The Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency faculty is made up of one osteopathically-trained and four allopathically-trained physicians plus an onsite mater’s level behaviorist. An additional osteopathic faculty member is joining our residency in August

local schools and the regional juvenile detention center.

Population served: Our residency clinics serve the Chippewa Valley area, which includes Eau Claire and several surrounding communities with a combined population of about 155,000. University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire (UWEC) and Chippewa Valley

2020. Our core faculty is a dynamic and dedicated group of educators who hold many leadership positions in the community, conduct research, publish, and have a passion for teaching.

Accreditation: We are ACGME accredited with osteopathic recognition. Our accreditation was most recently renewed in January of 2019.

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Technical College (CVTC) enroll thousands of students

presence of Marshfield Clinic, Mayo Clinic Health System

from outside the area. We serve as the health service for

and the Oakleaf Medical Network make Eau Claire the hub of

CVTC and our continuity clinic is located in the CVTC health

healthcare in western Wisconsin.

education building. We see patients from a significant rural

The University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire (UWEC) and

agricultural population that includes Mennonite and Amish

Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) offer the added

communities. Hmong, African American, Native American,

benefits of many cultural and recreational events.

and Hispanic ethnic groups are also represented in the area.

Location/community: Eau Claire is located in beautiful western Wisconsin, at the

In addition to local attractions and resources, Eau Claire is located only 90 miles from the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, where a wide variety of additional activities are available.

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 our own Prevea Health Family Medicine center, the 58

The combined factors of affordable housing, thriving industries, low crime rates, top-rated schools, easy access to high-quality healthcare, inviting and affordable indoor and outdoor recreational activities and abundant green spaces

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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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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

professional growth of each of its residents. That growth is

community of residents, faculty, and staff. Website: Coordinator: Jenny White Coordinator Phone: (608) 265-4668 Email: Number of available residency positions: 16


Curriculum components: Our curriculum offers robust experiences in obstetrics, critical 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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Integrative health, sports medicine, geriatrics, research, global

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for

health, developmental disabilities, rural health and community

Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and has received


Osteopathic Recognition.

Faculty composition: Our faculty is a talented and dynamic group of academic family medicine educators and clinicians, complemented by

SigniďŹ cant features: y Continuity of Care: Residents establish a continuity practice with a dedicated patient panel at one of our four Family Medicine centers.

fellowship recipients and community faculty physicians. The Madison program also has behavioral science faculty with extensive experience working with family medicine residents.

y Behavioral Health: An integrative focus on all aspects of behavioral health in line with the patient centered medical home.


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y Community Health Rotation: Designed to enhance under-

y Teaching: Resident-led teams with opportunities to teach

standing of community and population health including core

medical students, junior residents, and faculty colleagues in

competencies in public health, community engagement,

multiple settings.

and critical thinking. y Maternity Care: Residents can expect to be involved

y Professional Development: Dedication to resident professional development through close mentor/mentee relation-

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

ships, scholarship opportunities, and guided personal

manage their own obstetrics patients from their continuity


practice. y Pediatrics: Residents have opportunities to manage

y Electives and Pathways: A wide array of electives and available “Pathways” that allow residents to gain in-depth

pediatric care in a variety of outpatient, community hospital,

experience, knowledge, and skills in a specific area of

and university hospital settings.


y Resident Health and Well-Being: A resident wellness and

y Rural Health Equity Track: A unique experience

self-care curriculum is integrated throughout residency, with

in community health and leadership/advocacy that

time allocated for regular resident “check-in groups.”

emphasizes health disparities specific to rural populations.

y Partnership System: First-year residents are paired for

Available to two residents each year.

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Population Served:

Urban/rural opportunities:

Residents establish their community practice at one of four

Residents in the Madison program gain experience in both

Family Medicine centers. Two are located in small towns

rural and urban settings. The four Family Medicine centers

and two are in urban neighborhoods. Inpatient care is at

offer residents a large and varied patient population and all

community-based St. Mary’s and Meriter Hospital as well as

four clinics provide residents with excellent learning opportuni-

the UW Hospital. At St. Mary’s, our residents are the primary

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

house staff and involved in all levels of care. Residents

also choose from focused electives in rural or urban settings.

provide the family medicine model of care for mothers and babies while working closely with OB partners on the Maternal Child Teaching Service at Meriter Hospital. The Family Medicine and Pediatrics services at UW Hospital give residents experience in a tertiary care setting.

Focused Rural Experiences: First-year residents complete rural surgery and emergency medicine rotations. Residents are also required to complete a four-week rural rotation in their second or third year where they gain exposure to small town practice and get an intense “hands-on” experience.


Spouse/family opportunities:

A vibrant city situated between two lakes, Madison is

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

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

and plentiful employment opportunities. It is a family-friendly

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

city, offering numerous outdoor recreational opportunities and

away from the countryside. The city consistently ranks as one

many community-oriented events.

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


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Aspirus Wausau

Family Medicine Residency UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health Program Director: John Wheat, DO

Program mission and goals: TLC - Teaching, Learning and Care form the foundation of our training and reflect the principles to which our service is committed. Intensive, progressive learning experiences, a strong curriculum, faculty enthusiastic about training the next generation of rural family doctors, and a diverse patient population prepare each resident for independent rural practice.

Website: Coordinator: Jane Meyer

Program emphasis: y Community based family medicine training

Coordinator Phone: (715) 675-5227 Email:

y The only full-time single specialty located at Aspirus Wausau Hospital

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Curriculum components: Each resident is encouraged to be an independent learner with an ability to direct his/her educational needs and goals through curriculum that allows residents to individualize portions of their own experience. Highlights include outpatient family medicine, inpatient medicine, pediatrics, maternity care & women’s health, emergency medicine, orthopedics, and ICU. PHOTO: FLICKR/JAMES JORDAN

Specialties: Rural and urban medicine.

medicine with emphasis on pediatrics, care and treatment of transgender and HIV patients, complex disease management,

Faculty composition:

procedural medicine, medication assisted treatment, and OMM.

y Full and part-time MD and DO family medicine faculty y Licensed clinical social worker

Accreditation: We are ACGME accredited with osteopathic recognition.

y Program graduates who are passionate about teaching y Community faculty who are supportive and friendly These enthusiastic teachers have interests in all aspects of family medicine including outpatient and inpatient family


Significant features: Aspirus Wausau Family Medicine is a modern outpatient clinic located on the hospital campus that follows the Patient Centered Medical Home care model. We are supported by

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Aspirus Wausau Hospital which received the 15 Top Hospital

AIDS, transgender, young adults and children.

Systems honor in 2018 and 2019 and is repeatedly ranked in America’s Top 100 hospitals and 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals. With more than 7,600 employees, Aspirus serves communities throughout northern

Location/community: Welcome Home to Wausau! You will experience that special hometown feeling when you visit one of the specialty shops,

and central Wisconsin, as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The integrated system includes four hospitals in Wisconsin and four hospitals in Michigan, more than 50 clinics, critical care and helicopter transport, and highquality affiliated physicians.

Population served: Diverse population of north central Wisconsin including older adults, Hmong immigrants, persons living with


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organic grocery stores, or one of our many farm-to-table

care industry, professional services, manufacturing, and a

restaurants. You can listen to music in the summer or ice

community commitment to entrepreneurship

skate in the winter on the downtown public square. There is always something going on no matter what the season is, be it a music concert, theater production, festival, parade, fair, arts and craft show, or sports event. You will enjoy the natural features of Wausau 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.

y Quality of life for Wausau’s 70,000 residents ranks among the best in the nation for communities of similar size. voted Wausau one of the “Best Places for Millennials to Move To” in 2019 with “their great outdoor scene, recreational opportunities, diverse restaurants, and breweries.” y Affordable rentals or home ownership within 10 minutes from the hospital campus

Urban/rural opportunities: Residents can customize their education to build urban/rural

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experiences to suit their interests.

Established in 1978, the Wausau Residency program provides single specialty training to residents seeking prepa-

Spouse/family opportunities:

ration for rural or urban practice. Aspirus Wausau Hospital,

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

a Level II Trauma Center, offers enthusiastic teachers and

medical college y High quality public and private PreK-12 education system

mentors in all areas. Combining strong hospital teaching with diverse and varied outpatient clinical care results in a positive learning and teaching environment.

y Diverse economic framework comprised of a strong health 67

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