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Gundersen is one of the nation's premier regional academic health centers training the next generation of healthcare professionals. Here, we deliver superior patient care with a personal touch. As a fellow, you will also. You’ll grow here as you learn from our world-class physicians and hands-on experience in our teaching hospital so that you’re ready to deliver superior patient care.

Excellence in medical education

We embed graduate medical education into the world-class care we provide to a half million patients in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. More than 100 residents and fellows choose our accredited programs each year to pursue education and excellence and graduate prepared to teach, lead and deliver superior patient care. With dedicated faculty and relentless support, you’ll engage in hands-on learning and research initiatives that will change patient care. 

Your experience

We’re renowned for preparing confident and competent clinicians. We earned our reputation by offering low learner-to-teacher ratios, direct access to program directors, and attention to your own health and well-being in a clinical learning environment built on collaboration and trust. As you learn how to become the care giver your patients desire, we’ll provide space to prioritize your mind and body wellness, and reach the work-life balance you need. 

Fellowship programs

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Advanced GI MIS/Bariatric Surgery

Gain robust operative surgical training for bariatric patients using laparoscopic and robotic procedures.   

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Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant

Learn from our board-certified emergency medicine clinicians while rotating through our Level II Trauma Center and rural emergency departments. 

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Family Medicine Obstetrics

Expand your practice to manage low- and high-risk pregnancies, and perform operative vaginal and cesarean section births in our teaching hospital and a rural clinic.  

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Hematology & Medical Oncology

During our 3-year program, you’ll spend half your time in clinical training and the rest dedicated to your career goals and learning needs in hematology and oncology.

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Hospice & Palliative Care

You'll graduate knowing how to work effectively in a healthcare system, as well as how to provide care for patients and their support systems with empathy and compassion.   


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Psychology Post-Doctoral

We train psychologists to apply evidence-based assessments and treatment to children and adults facing medical and psychological conditions. 

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Welcome to Gundersen Health System

Why Gundersen

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Call La Crosse Home

We have it all in La Crosse, Wis. Our vibrant city and region support your dream lifestyle with a welcoming community, culture and outdoor adventure.

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Steps from our flagship medical center in La Crosse, our housing options allow you to enjoy the company of your family and the comradery of your colleagues.

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Prioritizing Your Wellness

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

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How to connect

We’re here to answer your questions.  

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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