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Physician Assistant Program

Gundersen Health System is one of the largest health systems in the United States. For more than five generations, it has been providing primary care and specialty care to over half a million residents of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Northern Illinois.

Gundersen is a complete medical center with more than 400 staff physicians, each of whom have been carefully selected for their clinical expertise as well as commitment to teaching. Indeed, each staff member joins our multispecialty group only if they understand that a requirement is their willingness to support a very aggressive education program through their teaching.

Non UW-L Physician Assistant Student program

We are unable to place non UW-L Physician Assistant students in the following primary rotation areas: OB/GYN, Cardiology, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine (Inpatient), Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, and Behavioral Medicine.


UW-L/Gundersen/Mayo/Marshfield PA Program

The Gundersen Medical Foundation plays an integral role in the education of Physician Assistant students. Started in 1995, the PA Program is a unique cooperative partnership with a strong track record of quality PA education. Students receive both didactic and clinical training by expert educators at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wis., regional sites. Nineteen students are admitted to each class, with a Master's degree in PA studies awarded at the end of the 24-month training.

Love + Medicine

Every day, Gundersen Health System staff deliver great medicine plus a little something extra—we call it Love + Medicine.

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