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La Crosse Campus

Medical Education

Welcome to Gundersen Medical Foundation's Medical Education Program. We train over 1,500 learners, including residents and fellows, medical students, nursing, and paramedical/allied health students at Gundersen Health System. Gundersen Health System is one of the nation's premier regional academic health centers. Our medical and dental staff of more than 500 providers represents nearly every specialty and serves a 22-county region in three states – Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.

Mission Statement: "We are dedicated to exceptional education in a collaborative culture that fosters life-long learning and the development of compassionate healthcare professionals devoted to the communities they serve."

Vision Statement: We will be the premier medical education center inspiring all to learn through innovation and team-based learning.


  • Distinguished: Set apart by our confident pursuit of excellence
  • Integrity: A culture committed to honesty, trust, and professionalism
  • Synergy: Unifying passions to support one another

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement: We will close the health disparities gap while fostering belonging amongst patients, families, staff and all communities we serve.

"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, including those less fortunate through the work of Global and Community Partners. We are passionate about providing a full spectrum of learning opportunities. I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our educational culture."

Greg Thompson, MD, Director of Medical Education

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