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Medical Education

At the heart of Gundersen's mission lies education - a vital component that helps us stay on the cutting edge and continuously improve the quality of care we provide patients. Inside our multi-disciplinary healthcare system, you’ll find a culture that offers a full spectrum of learning opportunities in a supportive environment. You’ll train to care for a diverse patient population at our flagship hospital in La Crosse, Wis., rural clinics and our state-of-the-art simulation lab.

Excellence in medical education

Our diverse, cutting-edge programs prepare the next generation of healthcare providers and professionals. Each year, 1,200 undergraduate and graduate learners choose Gundersen for advanced education and clinical experiences. Many of our students and medical education graduates continue to practice at Gundersen where they’re equipped with valuable continuing medical education (CME) and empowered to make a positive impact in the lives of our patients and communities.

Student programs


For undergraduate and graduate students, we offer more than 50 clinical and non-clinical rotations across our world-class medical system.

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Medical students


Every year, more than 100 medical students across the country choose Gundersen for their clinical training. Learn why we’re one of the nation’s premier regional academic health centers. 

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We’re proud to train more than 90 residents annually through our 9 accredited residency programs. Together, they've maintained an impressive 95% board pass rate for more than 20 years, which serves as a testament to the unwavering commitment and effort by our learners and faculty. 

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Dr. Stephens in c-section

In any of our 7 fellowship programs, you’ll grow personally and professionally as you learn from world-class physicians and experience ample opportunities in clinical care and research.

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Envision yourself here

"As an organization we are committed to the well-being of our patients, families, staff, and communities we serve. At Gundersen you will find an organization dedicated to providing excellent care to all patients in every stage of life where we champion programs and care focused on underserved populations. You will find inspirational and committed faculty to engage you throughout your residency or fellowship. You will find lifelong friends and colleagues and become an essential part of the fabric of Gundersen Health System. We are passionate about providing a full spectrum of learning opportunities. I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our clinical learning environment, mission and vision."
- Benjamin Jarman, MD, Vice President of Medical Education/DIO

Then and now

Since our first medical intern graduated in 1904, Gundersen has trained and graduated thousands of interns and resident physicians through the support of Gundersen Medical Foundation. Our graduates deliver healthcare in 47 states and 8 countries across the world.

In 2022 alone:


residents and fellows trained


medical students trained


undergraduate & graduate nursing students trained


universities & colleges trained students at Gundersen


graduates now practice at Gundersen


attendees completed CME

Our integrated system

Aerial view of Gundersen's lacrosse campus.

Our physician-led, integrated system spans 7 hospitals and 65 clinics in neighboring communities to provide primary and specialty care to patients in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa.  

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Prioritizing your wellness


As you learn how to become the caregiver you aspire to be, we’ll provide you with space to prioritize your mind and body wellness and reach the work-life balance you need. 

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Continuing medical education

Learners viewing presentation at continuing medical education conference.

Looking for relevant, evidence-based CME? We offer a variety of online and in-person CME courses for credit. Open to Gundersen and non-Gundersen clinicians and healthcare providers. 

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Contact our team

We’re here to answer your questions about our programs and learning opportunities. Program-specific details and contact information can be found on each of our pages. 

1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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