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Message From Leadership

Welcome to UW Health, where we work continuously to serve our patients, educate the next generation of care providers, advance health care innovation and improve the health of our communities.

When you join us, we’ll work together to make our vision of remarkable health care a reality. The UW Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs embody our UW Health mission, vision and values as well as those of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. We advance health without compromise.

We look forward to helping you achieve your goals for academic and clinical advancement.

Thank you,

Susan L. Goelzer, MD, MS
UW Health Designated Institutional Official
UW School of Medicine and Public Health Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education
Professor of Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine and Population Health Science

Leigh Larson, MS
Director, GME and Medical Staff Administration

Ensuring Wisconsin’s Health

Graduate Medical Education plays a major role in ensuring quality health care within the UW Health system and for citizens throughout the state. Participants in GME training programs touch the lives of thousands of patients and families each year.

With 40 percent of primary care doctors expected to retire by 2035, Wisconsin has a critical need for more physicians, says the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce. As Wisconsin medical schools expand to address the shortage, the continued growth of GME programs answers the council’s call for a “redoubling of GME expansion efforts.”

UW Health is continually expanding and growing GME programs to meet the needs of our changing communities. UW Health currently oversees more than 80 ACGME accredited programs composed of more than 750 trainees.

Train With the Best

At UW Health GME, the goal is to provide excellent clinical learning environments. Institutional and program metrics track compliance and identify opportunities for improvement. To ensure the integrity and excellence of our GME programs, UW Health:

  • Consults with program directors and residents
  • Conducts annual Designated Institutional Official (DIO) program reviews
  • Engages in GME workforce planning
  • Develops and consults on institutional policy
  • Holds institutional ACGME site visits
  • Acts as liaison with UW Health committees, departments and external agencies

Programs and Faculty

UW Health takes great pride in its residency and fellowship programs and its faculty members:

  • 24 residencies
  • Over 55 fellowships
  • 39% of existing UW Health faculty trained in a UW Health program
  • 33% of our trainees have Wisconsin ties

Focused On Diversity

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UW Health understands the power and value of diversity. GME programs and protocols ensure we are moving forward and building inclusive work and health care environments.

The Graduate Medical Education Committee established a formal diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) subcommittee to review, support and create programs that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. The subcommittee supports the implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives within UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health.

More about UW Health’s DEI efforts

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