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.
We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals for academic and clinical advancement.
UW Health Designated Institutional Official
Leigh Larson, MS
Ensuring Wisconsin’s health
Graduate Medical Education at UW Health plays a major role in ensuring quality health care within our system and for citizens throughout the state. Participants in our 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, we have a critical need for more physicians in Wisconsin, says the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce. As Wisconsin medical schools expand to address the shortage, the continued growth of our GME programs answers the council’s call for a “redoubling of GME expansion efforts.”
We continually expand and grow our GME programs to meet the needs of our changing communities. Our institution currently oversees more than 75 ACGME accredited programs composed of more than 700 trainees.
Train with the best
At UW Health GME, we strive to provide excellent clinical learning environments. Our institutional and program metrics track compliance and identify opportunities for improvement. We ensure the integrity and excellence of our GME programs through:
- Consultation with program directors and residents
- Annual Designated Institutional Official program reviews
- GME workforce planning
- Institutional policy development and consultation
- Institutional ACGME site visits
- Liaison with UW Health committees, departments and external agencies
Our programs and faculty
We take great pride in our residency and fellowship programs and our faculty members:
- 24 residencies
- Over 50 fellowships
- 39% of existing UW Health faculty trained in a UW Health program
- 33% of our trainees have Wisconsin ties
Focused on diversity
At UW Health, we understand the power and value of diversity. We’ve developed programs and protocols within our GME programs to ensure we are moving forward and building inclusive work and health care environments.
Our Graduate Medical Education Committee established a formal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion subcommittee to review, support and create programs that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. They support the implementation of diversity and inclusion initiatives within UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health.