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Program helps address shortage of physicians in rural areas

The program was created due to the shortage of physicians in rural Wisconsin. While 29 percent of Wisconsin residents live in rural locations, only 13 percent of physicians in Wisconsin have rural practices.

Medical students join program to get more physicians into rural Wisconsin

The students will spend time in Green Bay, La Crosse, Marshfield, and surrounding communities through the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine.

UW launches nation’s first rural residency program in Ob-Gyn

Faced with a nationwide shortage of obstetricians and gynecologists, especially in rural areas, the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has started the nation’s first rural-residency program to train and provide care to women in rural Wisconsin.