First in the Nation
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (UW 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
Over the four training years, the rural track resident will complete approximately 20% of their training at three rural sites. Each rural rotation will be three weeks long, and you will be able to stay within that community. The training sites include Portage, Monroe and Waupun.
Rural Residency in the News
Our congratulations to UW Ob-Gyn resident Sierra Jansen, MD, PGY-4! Jansen just received the incredible news that she has matched into the urogynecology fellowship at the University of New Mexico … more
On Thursday, August 1, UW Ob-Gyn Vice Chair for Education Ellen Hartenbach, MD joined the Wisconsin Public Radio Morning Show for an in-depth discussion on maternal health care in rural Wisconsin. … more