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Family Medicine Residency

We’re proud to offer an innovative, full-spectrum residency program that provides outstanding training with a unique rural focus. You’ll graduate after three years together prepared to deliver comprehensive care to patients of all ages.

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Grow into a full-scope physician training alongside respected leaders in our physician-led, integrated medical system in the beautiful driftless region. You will become proficient in ambulatory care, point-of-care ultrasound, inpatient medicine, obstetrics and pediatrics with core rotations in more than a dozen practice areas. Our collaborative learning environment focuses on evidence-based medicine and the importance of wellness. Additionally, we provide opportunities to tailor your educational experience to match your career goals. 

Clinical experience

Our Family Medicine residents undergo specialized training in outpatient procedures, sports medicine, substance use disorder management, gender-affirming care and osteopathic manipulative treatment, all in your own continuity clinic. With our curriculum, you can expect flexibility in obstetrical training and optional rotations at Gundersen’s rural sites, where you’ll care for patients alongside surgeons and specialists. If your career goals include providing obstetrical care, we can tailor your rotations to optimize your obstetrics experience, with recent graduates helping with more than 150 deliveries. During our time together, we’ll support your research goals that will change the lives of those who depend on us for care.

Supportive environments

We strive to create vibrant, diverse practice and learning environments where you will acquire the skills, knowledge and approaches needed to provide safe, patient-centered care. You’ll have the guidance and supervision of our expert faculty and functional teams who are relentlessly committed to caring, learning, innovating and improving the quality of your education. 


University of Wisconsin Madison Department of Family Medicine and Community Health logo.

We have a strong history of collaboration with the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (UW-DFMCH), partnering on the UW-DFMCH Graduate Medical Education Committee, participating in the statewide osteopathic collaborative, sharing curriculum and creating opportunities for residency clinical rotations. In addition, collaborating with UW-SFMCH provides our program faculty with academic appointments at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Family statue outside Gundersen's La Crosse hospital.


We offer paid medical premiums, funds for educational experiences and more benefits to support you during your residency.

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Resident life at Gundersen

We’re focused on your professional development – and your personal growth and wellness. We support our residents through the physically, emotionally and intellectually challenging residency period so you retain your compassion for patients, passion for family medicine and live your best life. Some of the ways we encourage work-life balance and resident well-being is by:  

  • Offering affordable resident housing just steps from our flagship medical center in La Crosse  
  • Building in longitudinal time for personal wellness and engaging resident team-building activities 
  • Providing schedules with limited night medicine and home call 
  • Supporting volunteerism and outreach to help you – and our communities –thrive 

Our renowned system

Rooted in La Crosse, Wis., with our primary medical campus, our integrated medical system spans 3 states and includes more than 65 clinics and 6 critical access hospitals. Our 500+ providers deliver world-class medical care combined with the right amount of love...we call it love + medicine.  La Crosse is home to more than 50,000 residents and offers the perks of small-town living with the arts, culture and entertainment of larger cities – all while boasting some of the most scenic landscapes in the country.   

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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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Single family home near Gundersen's campus.


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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Residents kayaking the Kickapoo river.

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.

Wellness opportunities
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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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