Training Rural Doctors for Rural People

Rural GME Training Directory

Graduate Medical Education (GME) Training Directory

Wisconsin is recognized nationally for its high quality rural medical education training opportunities spanning the spectrum of rural medical school, rural training tracks, rural rotations, and rural fellowship programs. The rural hospitals and clinics and urban residency programs with rural training tracks (RTTs) that make up the WI Collaborative for Rural GME (WCRGME) strive to provide residents and fellows with immersion experiences in which medicine is taught in an apprenticeship-style model covering the full scope of primary care medicine.

Medical Students – Wisconsin Rural Residency Programs

Medical Students seeking residency training in rural areas similar to that in which they plan to practice may apply to the following Wisconsin rural residency training programs.

Integrated Rural Training Track (IRTT) Residencies

CityResidencySpecialtyMore Information
AmeryWestern Wisconsin Rural Family Medicine ResidencyFamily Medicinehttp://healthpartnerswisconsinresidency.com/about/
BarabooBaraboo RTT Family Medicine ResidencyFamily Medicinewww.fammed.wisc.edu/baraboo/
ElkhornAurora Healthcare Family Medicine Residency/ Lakeland Medical CenterFamily MedicineElkhorn Lakeland RTT Brochure (PDF)
MonroeMonroe Clinic ResidencyFamily Medicinewww.monroeclinic.org/medicaleducation/
New RichmondWestern Wisconsin Rural Family Medicine ResidencyFamily Medicinehttp://healthpartnerswisconsinresidency.com/about/

Urban Residencies with Rural Training Options

CityResidencySpecialtyMore Information
AppletonFox Valley Family Medicine ResidencyFamily Medicinehttps://www.mcw.edu/Family-Medicine/Residency-Programs/Fox-Valley.htm
BellevilleUW Family Medicine RHET TrackFamily Medicine
Eau ClaireMayo Clinic Eau Claire Family Medicine ResidencyFamily Medicine
Green BayNortheastern WI Psychiatry Residency ProgramPsychiatryhttps://www.mcw.edu/Psychiatry-Behavioral-Medicine/Northeastern-Wisconsin-Residency.htm
JanesvilleMercy Family Medicine Residency ProgramFamily Medicinehttps://mercyhealthsystem.org/service/family-medicine-residency-program/
LaCrosseGundersen Health Medical CenterFamily Medicinehttp://www.gundersenhealth.org/medical-education/residency-programs/family-medicine/
LaCrosseMayo Health SystemFamily Medicine
MadisonUW Department of Psychiatry ResidencyPsychiatrywww.psychiatry.wisc.edu/uwpResPHT.html
MadisonUW Department of OB/GYN ResidencyOB/Gyn
MadisonUW Department of Family Medicine & Community HealthFamily Medicinehttp://www.fammed.wisc.edu/madison/
MadisonUW Department of General Surgery ResidencyGeneral Surgerywww.surgery.wisc.edu/education-training/residencies/general-surgery-residency/community-general-surgery-residency-track/
MarshfieldMarshfield ClinicFamily Medicinehttps://www.marshfieldclinic.org/education/residents-and-fellows
MilwaukeeAurora Family Medicine Residency ProgramFamily Medicinehttp://www.fammed.wisc.edu/milwaukee/
MilwaukeeMedical College of Wisconsin General Surgery Residency ProgramGeneral Surgery
WaukeshaWaukesha Family Medicine Residency ProgramFamily Medicinehttp://www.waukeshafp.org/
WausauMedical College of Wisconsin-Central WisconsinFamily Medicinehttp://www.mcw.edu/Medical-School/Central-Wisconsin-Campus.htm
WausauCentral WI Psychiatry Residency ProgramPsychiatryhttps://www.mcw.edu/Psychiatry-Behavioral-Medicine/Central-Wisconsin-Residency-Program.htm
WausauAspirus Wausau Family MedicineFamily Medicinehttp://www.aspirus.org/Main/Family-Medicine-Residency1.aspx

Residents – Wisconsin Rural Rotation Directory

Residents desiring rural medical education exposure through rural rotations at rural hospital and clinics may apply to the following WI rural rotation training sites. Inpatient, outpatient, Family Medicine, General Surgery, OB, ER, Hospitalist settings and more are available.

Rural Rotation Sites

CityOrganizationRotation SpecialtiesMore Information
AntigoAspirus Langlade HospitalHospitalist, OB/Gyn, Family Practice
AshlandMemorial Medical CenterED, Family Practice, Psychiatry, General SurgeryInfo Sheet (PDF)
BarabooSSM Health St. Clare HospitalEmergency Medicine, General Surgery, Hospitalist
BarabooHouse of Wellness ClinicFamily Practice, Family Practice- Tribal Community
BerlinThedacare Medical Center-BerlinFamily Practice
Black River FallsBlack River Memorial HospitalFamily Practice
CashtonScenice Bluffs Community Health CenterFamily Practice, OB/Gyn
ChiltonCalumet Medical CenterHospitalist, OB/Gyn, Orthopedics, Family Practice, General Surgery, PediatricsInfo Sheet (PDF)
ColumbusColumbus Community HospitalGeneral Surgery, Internal Medicine
DodgevilleUpland Hills HealthFamily Practice, OB/Gyn, General Surgery
LancasterGrant Regional Health CenterFamily Practice, PsychiatryInfo Sheet (PDF)
Mineral PointMineral Point Medical CenterFamily Practice
Mineral PointFamily Practice Associates-DeanFamily Practice, General Surgery, OB/Gyn
Oconto FallsHSHS St. Clare Memorial HospitalFamily Practice
PortageDivine Savior HealthcareED, OB/Gyn, OB/Gyn w/C-section, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Family Practice, General SurgeryInfo Sheet (PDF)
Prairie du SacPrairie ClinicFamily Practice
ReedsburgReedsburg Area Medical CenterFamily Practice, OB/GynInfo Sheet (pdf)
Richland CenterRichland Medical CenterFamily PracticeInfo Sheet (pdf)
RiponRipon Medical CenterFamily Practice, General SurgeryInfo Sheet (pdf)
Sauk CitySauk Prairie Health CareGeneral SurgeryInfo Sheet (PDF)
TomahTomah Memorial HospitalFamily Practice
WaupacaThedacare Medical CenterFamily PracticeInfo Sheet (pdf)
WaupunWaupun Memorial HospitalGeneral Surgery, OB/Gyn

Residents – Wisconsin Rural Fellowship Programs

Residents searching for rural and community medical education training experiences to augment their residency training may apply to the following WI rural ER and Hospitalist fellowship programs.

Rural Fellowships

CityOrganizationFellowship SpecialtiesMore Information
JanesvilleMercy Family Medicine Residency ProgramHospitalist
MonroeMonroe ClinicEmergency Medicine, Hospitalist www.monroeclinic.org/medicaleducation/
Rice LakeLakeview Medical Center - Marshfield ClinicEmergency Medicinehttps://www.marshfieldclinic.org/education/residents-and-fellows/primary-care-emergency-medicine/overview

Residents – Wisconsin Rural Continuity Clinics for Urban Residency

Residents searching for rural and community medical education training experiences to augment their residency training may apply to the following WI rural continuity clinics for urban residency.

CityOrganizationRotation Specialties
Augusta/Eau ClaireAugusta Family Medicine ClinicFamily Medicine
WaupacaThedacare Medical CenterFamily Medicine


 Why Train Rural?

  • Broad Scope of Training
  • Apprenticeship Model
  • Wide Variety of Cases & Procedures
  • Individualized Training
  • Preparation to Care for Rural & Underserved
  • Care for Patients and Their Families
  • Sense of Community
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Scenic Beauty


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