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
AppletonFox Valley Family Medicine ResidencyFamily Medicinehttps://www.mcw.edu/Family-Medicine/Residency-Programs/Fox-Valley.htm
BellevilleUW Family Medicine RHET TrackFamily Medicine
Eau ClaireEau 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/
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/
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 Rotations

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, HospitalistComing Soon!
BarabooHouse of Wellness ClinicFamily PracticeComing Soon!
BerlinThedacare Medical Center-BerlinFamily PracticeComing Soon!
Black River FallsBlack River Memorial HospitalFamily PracticeComing Soon!
ChiltonCalumet Medical CenterHospitalist, Orthopedics, Family Practice, General SurgeryInfo Sheet (PDF)
DodgevilleUpland Hills HealthFamily Practice, OB/Gyn, Internal Medicine, General SurgeryComing Soon!
LancasterGrant Regional Health CenterFamily Practice, PsychiatryInfo Sheet (PDF)
Mineral PointFamily Practice Associates-DeanFamily PracticeComing Soon!
Mineral PointMineral Point Medical CenterFamily Practice, General Surgery, OB/GynComing Soon!
MonroeMonroe ClinicED, Hospitalist, OB/Gyn, Opthalmology, Family Practice, General SurgeryInfo Sheet (PDF)
Oconto FallsHSHS St. Clare Memorial HospitalFamily PracticeComing Soon!
PortageDivine Savior HealthcareED, OB/Gyn, OB/Gyn w/C-section, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Family Practice, General SurgeryInfo Sheet (PDF)
Prairie du SacSauk Prairie HospitalGeneral SurgeryComing Soon!
Sauk CityPrairie ClinicFamily PracticeInfo Sheet (PDF)
ReedsburgReedsburg Area Medical CenterFamily Practice, OB/GynInfo Sheet (pdf)
Richland CenterRichland Medical CenterFamily PracticeInfo Sheet (pdf)
RiponRipon Medical CenterHospitalist, Ophthalmology, Family Practice, General SurgeryInfo Sheet (pdf)
WaupacaThedacare Medical CenterFamily PracticeInfo Sheet (pdf)

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/

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
AugustaAugusta 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