The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob-Gyn) is proud to offer a rural residency training track - the first in the nation to offer specific training for rural women's health. The state of Wisconsin and the nation as a whole face an increasing shortage of physicians, especially in rural areas.
In response, UW Ob-Gyn has developed strategic partnerships with rural Wisconsin hospitals where rural-track residents will train to provide excellent specialty care to rural women. In line with the Wisconsin Idea - the principle that the university should benefit people far beyond the borders of our campus - UW Ob-Gyn is committed to improving the quality of life for women across Wisconsin and beyond.
Who should apply?
If you are inspired to practice medicine in rural areas in Wisconsin, you are encouraged to apply. Ideal applicants will have had meaningful experiences with rural communities and an enduring commitment to providing health care to women in rural Wisconsin. Applicants should have a solid record of community involvement and a strong interest in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The Rural Track Program will be a separate MATCH from the parent program. On ERAS when selecting UW-Madison’s program in the drop down, there will be an additional dropdown box for the rural track. You may apply for both programs if interested.
Rural Track Curriculum
During training years 2 & 3 the resident will spend 2 month blocks at each rural training site for a total of 6 months per year
Rural track residents will receive high quality teaching at all sights and will meet the same rigorous goals, milestones, objectives and competencies as the traditional UW Ob-Gyn residency program.
We appreciate your interest in our program and invite you to follow the links on this page to learn more about our
program and the wonderful community we serve.
Download our OBGYN Resident Manual
for an extensive look into our Program.
- Salary & Benefits
- Duties & Goals
- Call Guidelines
- Rotation Descriptions
- ... and more!