Gundersen Health System offers 50 townhomes located on the immediate medical center grounds reserved for residents and fellows. This encourages strong relationships between residents and fellows in and out of the medical center. Camaraderie created by living in a community with a mixture of residents/fellows creates a bond and respect that translates into superior patient care.
These townhomes rent for $690 per month. All utility bills, including heat, electricity, water and basic cable with high speed internet are paid for by the medical center. The townhomes can be furnished, semi-furnished or unfurnished. Each townhome has a living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry area with individual washers and dryers located on the main level, and two bedrooms, a bathroom and a study upstairs. All townhomes are individually heated and air conditioned. Garden space is available and plug-ins for car heaters are provided. With permission, pets are allowed in the housing complex.
One set of townhomes is located two blocks from a boat landing for boating or fishing. Across the street is a full outdoor basketball court, city of La Crosse softball field and an indoor ice skating rink. In a centralized lawn area within the townhomes, there is a sand volleyball court, playground equipment for children and a pavilion. A walking trail also winds behind the complex along the back waters of the Mississippi River.
Gundersen also offers 24 newly constructed homes near the La Crosse Campus Founders and East Buildings. Each unit has two bedrooms, 1.5 baths and the exterior of the buildings have architectural features complimentary to the historic Powell-Poage-Hamilton Neighborhood in which they reside. These units rent for $860 per month. All utility bills, including heat, electricity, water and basic cable with high speed internet are paid for by the medical center. The units can be furnished, semi-furnished or unfurnished.
Gundersen's nationally recognized residency and fellowship programs currently provide 84 positions, but due to the high number of very well qualified applicants the programs are being expanded.
"We will have 94 positions for the 2018 - 2019 academic year, with a further increase in positions to follow the next two academic years," states Greg Thompson, MD, director of Medical Education. "Our residents and fellows provide patient care in many fields of medicines and for patients of all ages. We're pleased to have more medical residents and their families make Gundersen and the Powell-Poage-Hamilton Neighborhood their home for the duration of their residency."
Although available, we realize that people may choose to live off campus for a variety of reasons, including family size, pets, and the desire to own a home.