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The Aurora Lakeland Rural Family Medicine Residency Program will graduate board-certified family physicians who will:

  • Provide competent, comprehensive primary care to the general population across the spectrum of healthcare, home, and community settings;
  • Address the special healthcare needs of rural populations including issues of access, affordability, and unique medical problems;
  • Consider establishing their practice in an underserved rural area, especially in south central Wisconsin.



Graduating residents will have demonstrated competence in:

  • Patient care and procedures
    Providing primary care for all ages and genders including problem-based and preventive care; cognitive and procedural care; and office, hospital, home, and long-term residence based care.
  • Medical knowledge
    Maintaining a working knowledge of current best evidence-based practice of Family Medicine; achieving and maintaining Board certification in Family Medicine.
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
    Lifelong learning, self-evaluation and professional improvement; accessing and utilizing current evidence to improve care; application of quality improvement tools to improve practice; adoption of new information technology; educating medical students, residents, and other health professionals.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
    Building collaborative relationships with patients, their families, colleagues, and other health professionals to provide patient-centered team-based care.
  • Professionalism
    Respecting the rights, values, needs, and autonomy of all patients, colleagues, co-workers, and students; respecting the unique perspectives of people diverse in age, gender, ethnicity, religion, physical abilities, and sexual orientation; and contributing to the improvement of the profession.
  • Systems-based practice
    Functioning effectively as a member and leader of health care teams and systems, and contributing to improvements in the value of health care at the systems level.