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.

Rural Training Track (RTT) Residencies

CityResidencySpecialtyMore Information
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/

Urban Residencies with Rural Tracks (IRTT)

CityResidencySpecialtyMore Information
Augusta/ Eau ClaireEau Claire Family Medicine ResidencyFamily Medicinewww.fammed.wisc.edu/eau-claire/
MadisonUW Department of General Surgery ResidencyGeneral Surgerywww.surgery.wisc.edu/education-training/residencies/general-surgery-residency/community-general-surgery-residency-track/
MadisonUW Department of OB/GYN ResidencyOB/Gyn
MadisonUW Department of Psychiatry ResidencyPsychiatrywww.psychiatry.wisc.edu/uwpResPHT.html

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 Rotations

CityOrganizationRotation SpecialtiesMore Information
AshlandMemorial Medical CenterED, Family Practice, Psychiatry, General SurgeryInfo Sheet (PDF)
BarabooSt. Clare HospitalED, Hospitalist, General SurgeryComing soon!
BerlinThedacare Medical Center-BerlinFamily PracticeComing Soon!
ChiltonCalumet Medical CenterHospitalist, Orthopedics, Family Practice, General SurgeryInfo Sheet (PDF)
LancasterGrant Regional Health CenterFamily Practice, PsychiatryInfo Sheet (PDF)
MonroeMarshfield Clinic Residency*ED, Hospitalist, OB/Gyn, Opthalmology, Family Practice, General SurgeryInfo Sheet (PDF)
OcontoBellin Health(developing)Coming Soon!
Oconto FallsHSHS St. Clare Memorial HospitalFamily PracticeComing Soon!
PlattevilleSouthwest Health Center(developing)Coming Soon!
PortageDivine Savior HealthcareED, OB/Gyn, OB/Gyn w/C-section, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Family Practice, General SurgeryInfo Sheet (PDF)
Prairie du SacPrairie ClinicFamily PracticeInfo Sheet (PDF)
ReedsburgReedsburg Area Medical Center(developing)Coming Soon!
Richland CenterRichland Medical CenterFamily PracticeInfo Sheet (PDF)
RiponRipon Medical CenterHospitalist, Ophthalmology, Family Practice, General SurgeryInfo Sheet (PDF)
WaupacaThedacare Medical CenterFamily PracticeComing Soon!
WaupunAgnesian Health Care Waupun Memorial Hospital OB/Gynwww.obgyn.wisc.edu/residency/

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
MonroeMonroe ClinicED, Hospitalist www.monroeclinic.org/medicaleducation/


 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