Aspirus Medical Education Center
Patients can gain access to quality health care at the Aspirus Medical Education Center (AMEC) through the UW Wausau Family Medicine Residency program and the Aspirus Wausau Family Medicine Clinic.
The AMEC has three important functions:
Provide expanded educational opportunities for all health care professionals in the region.
Ensure continued access to primary care throughout the region by strengthening the UW Family Medicine Residency Program.
Provide excellent, convenient care to all, including the underserved and those with special needs through the Aspirus Wausau Family Medicine Clinic.
The UW Wausau Family Medicine residency is one of five programs in the state established by the University of Wisconsin to provide well-trained family physicians.
A thriving Wausau residency program is vital in order to meet the growing challenge of providing access to health care. Physicians are increasingly approaching retirement age, while the number of people who need care continues to rise, creating a high demand for primary care physicians.
Since 1978, the Wausau residency has had more than 150 graduates with 40 percent of them establishing practices in the region and 60 percent establishing practices in the state. Aspirus Wausau Hospital has had 65 percent of its family doctors graduate from the program.
Family medicine residents provide comprehensive medical, maternity and urgent care in consultation with interdisciplinary teams of faculty and staff. The Wausau residency provides care to the general population and is open to new patients of all ages and conditions.