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