Gundersen is one of the nation’s premier regional academic health centers training the next generation of healthcare professionals. Hundreds of students pursuing different medical disciplines chose us for their advanced education. Join them.
We view teaching as a responsibility; the responsibility to teach and learn best patient care practices, to teach and learn best patient care experiences, and to teach and learn professionalism. Our world-class hospital in La Crosse, Wis., and regional clinics in a 150-mile radius provide clinical training opportunities for medical, graduate nursing, physician assistant and allied health students. Here, you’ll find options and opportunities for your clinicals, clerkships and more learning experiences.
Our student programs
We invite medical students from UWSMPH and other institutions to pursue training in our distinctive community-based academic environment.
Physician Assistant Students
PA students choose Gundersen to advance their education and skills through hands-on experience in physical exams, diagnostics and professional development.
Graduate Nursing Students
Clinical placements at Gundersen give nurses pursuing advanced practice and degrees the opportunity to grow, learn and make a difference in the nursing field.
Allied Health Students
Clinical rotations are available for students pursuing a certificate or degree in dozens of fields, from anesthesia to ultrasound.
Job Shadows & Observations
Go behind-the-scenes with a job shadow or observation to experience the lives of clinical and nonclinical healthcare professionals.
What sets us apart
While we call La Crosse home, our physician-led, integrated system spans 7 hospitals and 65 clinics in neighboring communities.
We value curiosity, compassionate listening, understanding and appreciation of each other and our unique differences.
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.
Explore our Student Program pages for program-specific opportunities and contact information.