Aspirus Wausau Family Medicine Residency

Located in the heart of Wisconsin, the Wausau Family Medicine Residency Program offers robust unopposed single specialty training in a welcoming community. We are one of the longest-standing family medicine residency programs in Wisconsin, graduating 200+ physicians. We are supported by Aspirus Wausau Hospital, an award-winning and rapidly growing system that serves patients across northern and central Wisconsin, as well as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 

The Wausau Family Medicine Residency Program is academic partners with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and Medical College of Wisconsin. The program is sponsored by Wisconsin Northern and Central (WiNC) GME Consortium. 

For more information, visit the Wisconsin Northern and Central (WiNC) GME Consortium website.  

As a Wausau resident, you will gain intensive, progressive learning experiences in a setting that brings state-of-the-art resources to meet the health care needs of a rural community. Our program provides vigorous experiences in both outpatient and inpatient, working alongside highly skilled healthcare professionals.

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Wausau Family Medicine Residency Clinic

Located on the Aspirus Wausau Hospital campus, Aspirus Wausau Family Medicine is the residency’s home base.

Clinic highlights include:

  • Diverse population including:
    • Whole families, from infants to elderly
    • Persons living with HIV
    • Southeast Asian families
    • Gender affirming care 
  • Spacious, modern facilities built in 2011
  • The Patient Centered Medical Home care model
  • Epic electronic record
  • Dedicated training and meeting spaces
  • On-site education staff passionate about resident education
  • Interdisciplinary teams including faculty, residents, behavioral health professionals, nurses, and medical assistants

As a resident, you will:

  • Maintain your own panel of clinic patients, focusing on continuity
  • Provide comprehensive care in the outpatient clinic four half days per week on average
  • Have optional opportunities in 
    • Addiction medicine
    • Gender affirming care
    • HIV care
    • Medical student teaching (including Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin located on the Aspirus campus)
  • Enjoy excellent work-life balance including wellness days, retreats, and no 24-hour call (except during one ICU rotation)
  • Experience rigorous inpatient hospital medicine training from experienced core faculty, community faculty physicians, and hospitalists - including many graduates from our program
  • Experience training in the rural communities of Central Wisconsin learning from family physicians, pediatricians, gynecologists, and surgeons, all within an hour of the clinic
  • Be an active member of the learning process in the maintenance and ongoing development of curriculum
  • Be able to choose electives to build urban/rural experiences to suit your interests
  • For osteopathic residents, gain extensive training in osteopathic manipulative therapy including dedicated OMT clinics directly supervised and taught by core faculty 

Community Highlights 

Quality of life ranks among the best and safest in the nation for communities of its size. You will experience that special hometown feeling when you visit one of the specialty shops, organic grocery stores, or one of our many farm-to-table restaurants. You can listen to music in the summer or ice skate in the winter on the downtown public square.

There is something going on no matter what the season is, be it a music concert, theater production, festival, parade, fair, arts and craft show, or sports event. You will enjoy the natural features of Wausau such as flowing rivers, lakes, Rib Mountain State Park, Granite Peak Ski Area, and the many city parks that provide beauty and recreation throughout the four seasons.  

Medical Student Rotations

We welcome fourth-year medical students for rotations, which are a great way to learn more about our program and our people. Please contact Jane Meyer for more information at We invite you to learn more about our program and encourage you to contact us.  

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Wausau Family Medicine Residency Tour


Jane Meyer

425 Wind Ridge Drive
Wausau, WI 54401

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Program Size
15 residents (5 per year)

City Size
Population: 39,000
(134,000 metro area)

Program Highlights
Supportive learning environment on the campus of Aspirus Wausau Hospital, diverse patient population, state-of-the-art clinic, Osteopathic recognition

Community Highlights
Picturesque river city, valued for community, strong schools, quality of life, and wide variety of outdoor and recreational activities

Practice Setting
Urban, rural