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Medical Students

We invite medical students to pursue training in our distinctive community-based academic environment.


Gundersen's physician-led community of doctors, fellows, residents, and medical and allied health students are carefully chosen for their clinical knowledge and dedication to teaching. Our culture of collaboration encourages excellence in education and lifelong learning to build compassionate healthcare professionals committed to the communities they serve. What makes Gundersen extraordinary is our emphasis on your personalized instruction.

M4 students

Gundersen offers inpatient and outpatient clinical electives and sub-internships for fourth-year medical students. From General Surgery to Family Medicine to Critical Care, our expert staff and residents are committed to your learning needs and professional goals.

Medical students smiling in simulation lab.

M4 Student Rotations

We offer inpatient and outpatient sub-internships for fourth-year medical students.

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Medical students practicing with stethoscope.

M4 Student Electives

Medical students in their fourth year can choose to participate in a range of hospital and clinical-related electives, as well as sub-internships.

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UWSMPH students

As the Western Academic Campus of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH), Gundersen offers both Phase 2 and Phase 3 training opportunities. We’re also 1 of 3 host sites for the UWSMPH Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM) program, which typically has 20-30 students living in La Crosse at any one time.  

Medical students training on mannequin in simulation lab.

UWSMPH Phase 2

In Phase 2, there are 4 blocks available for both WARM and traditional students. Blocks include Acute Care, Care Across the Life Cycle, Chronic & Preventative Care and Surgical & Procedural Care.

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Medical students smiling during patient exam in simulation lab.

UWSMPH Phase 3

In Phase 3, there are inpatient and outpatient opportunities including IAIs, AAIs, electives and selectives available for both WARM and traditional Phase 3 students.

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Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine (WARM)

The WARM program offers a rich rural clinical experience for medical students in their third and fourth years.

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Student testimonial
I loved getting to learn and know providers in multiple different departments! It's awesome to make consults to providers that you already know and have worked with- it really builds a sense of community in the hospital and learning environment.

Your Western Academic Campus

Contact our team

We’re here to answer your questions about training at Gundersen.

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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