Aurora: A leader in health care
Wisconsin's largest not-for-profit provider of health care:
- 250 locations serving 90 communities in eastern Wisconsin
- Home care
- Extended care
- Rehabilitation centers
- Social services
- One mission: Service to all
Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit health care organization, was created around a single idea: There is a better way to provide health care. We are working with physicians to provide better access, better service and better outcomes for their patients than they can find anywhere else. Aurora is a growing, vibrant organization dedicated to promoting health, preventing illness, and providing state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment, whenever and wherever we can best meet people's individual and family needs.
Aurora is committed to maintain caring environments, sensitive to the physical, spiritual, social and economic needs of both patients and those who serve them. The Aurora system includes 13 hospitals, more than 100 physician clinics, numerous ambulatory diagnostic and treatment centers, home health care and social services agencies and over 120 pharmacies, located in 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.
Substantial size means superlative challenges
- Major medical centers
- Plentiful academic and clinical opportunities
Aurora Health Care's Metro Region residency programs, located at Milwaukee-based Aurora Sinai Medical Center and Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, are designed to help you make the most of your medical education. Our goal is to fill each residency program with academic and clinical challenges, to best prepare you as a well-rounded, competent and caring physician.
Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center
- Wisconsin's largest private hospital
- Home of Family Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology and Transitional Residencies - Affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Medical School and Medical College of Wisconsin
- 1000+ education-friendly physicians
- World-renowned specialty care
- Cardiovascular services
- Primary care
- Emergency medicine
- Hyperbaric medicine
- A Midwest leader in medical academics
As a resident at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, you will share in the clinical, academic and practical experiences that comprise the medical atmosphere of a large, thriving metropolitan medical center. Aurora St. Luke's is an academic community hospital, affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Medical School and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The more than 1,000 physicians on staff take their role as educators very seriously. They are accessible, understanding and willing to share their experience. Many hold clinical faculty appointments at the University of Wisconsin Medical School or the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Aurora St. Luke's has built its excellent reputation by delivering a level of care that is unparalleled. As a result, it has become the largest private hospital in Wisconsin licensed for 938 beds, a wide variety of specialties and sub-specialties and a broad-based, stimulating patient mix. St. Luke's helps set the standard and define quality in medicine.
As one of the leading cardiovascular and oncology treatment institutions in the nation, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center attracts patients from all over the world. But Aurora St. Luke's offers excellence in many other disciplines as well. It offers comprehensive services in primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, hyperbaric medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, surgery and subspecialty medicine. As an academic community hospital with medical school affiliations, and one of the largest hospitals in the region, residents are exposed to a level of knowledge and skill that is hard to duplicate in other clinical settings.
Aurora Sinai Medical Center
- Rich Milwaukee heritage
- Diverse, dynamic population
- Affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Medical School
- Team approach to personal care
Aurora Sinai Medical Center has a rich and storied history. As the second oldest hospital in Wisconsin, it's become a major community teaching center committed to its location in the heart of Milwaukee.
Aurora Sinai is dedicated to improving the health status of the people it serves. Its medical staff and health care practitioners work as a team to provide primary, specialty and select tertiary care services in an individualized, personalized and holistic manner.
Its busy, urban setting affords residents excellent training experiences every day. Aurora Sinai brings together the best in academic and clinical learning. The medical center is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Medical School. The physician instructors at Aurora Sinai value being teachers, as well as doctors, and willingly share their expertise. It is this special combination of real-life experiences and clinical research that benefits the resident.
A common thread: Firsthand patient care
- Programs designed for full involvement
- Variety of settings, regardless of residency
- Family Medicine
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Transitional Residency
- Internal Medicine
Although both Aurora St. Luke's and Aurora Sinai Medical Centers offer diverse opportunities to the physician in training, all residency programs share one commonality: as a resident, you will be fully involved in patient care – making decisions, offering opinions, honing skills, sharing and acquiring knowledge. You will practice medicine and learn in a wide variety of settings and across disciplines.
As an Aurora Health Care resident, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center (for Family Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology and Transitional Residency) or Aurora Sinai Medical Center (for Internal Medicine and Obstetrics/Gynecology) will be your primary site of training. However, you have the opportunity for cross-campus training rotations at other sites and clinics in the communities we serve.
We strongly believe that community-based training programs offer residents an excellent opportunity to train in a "real-life" environment that better prepares you to practice in today's complex medical marketplace. Both of our residency training sites offer a variety of programs and distinct opportunities.
- Family Practice Residency
- Internal Medicine Residency
- OB/GYN Residency
- Pharmacy Residency
- Radiology Residency
- Transitional Year Residenc
The 4-year Obstetrics/Gynecology Residency Program at Aurora Sinai Medical Center offers a level of training available only at a large, urban hospital with a diverse patient population. The full-time Aurora faculty teaching at Aurora Sinai extends expertise in many specialized fields - maternal-fetal medicine, gynecologic oncology, clinical gynecology and obstetrics, infectious diseases, infertility and family planning, obstetrics and gynecology ultrasound, high-risk obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology and neonatology. This comprehensive program, enhanced by sophisticated, high-tech equipment, provides the groundwork for an exciting career in tomorrow's demanding medical practice environment.
Aurora St. Luke's Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program is a comprehensive, 5-year program under the guidance of 34 full-time, board-certified radiologists and two radiation physicists.
Aurora St. Luke's Family Medicine Residency Program was established in 1974 and 223 family physicians have graduated since its inception. It is an ambulatory care-based program featuring a fully equipped Family Medicine Center, clearly one of the finest training centers in the nation. As the health care industry continues to evolve, training primary care physicians has become increasingly essential. To help meet the stepped up demand for primary care providers, the Aurora St. Luke's program has been increased in size to accommodate 30 residents.
The Aurora St. Luke's Transitional Year Residency is designed to make the most of Aurora's variety of setting and diversity of experiences, to provide multidisciplinary clinical training which facilitates the choice of/or preparation for specialty residencies and careers. The Transitional Year Program, which currently consists of 17 residents, has filled through the NRMP Match every year with highly competitive medical school graduates going into a number of specialties, including Anesthesiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine, Radiation Oncology, and others.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Aurora Sinai fuses innovation and progress into a program emphasizing primary care and medical informatics. Top quality, cost-effective health care is the hallmark of Aurora Sinai's program operated under the direction of a distinguished faculty. Aurora Sinai's focus on primary care offers residents a broad range of learning experiences including inpatient and outpatient services, specialty clinics and emergency medicine. The curriculum is set up to allow flexibility in scheduling, thus preparing residents to pursue advanced training in a subspecialty.
Aurora Sinai offers fellowship programs in 5 specialties: Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Interventional Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine and Gastroenterology.
Resources for residents
- Strong salary and benefits
- Complete support staff
- Exhaustive medical library
The salaries of Aurora residents are competitive and updated annually. Aurora Health Care offers a complete package of benefits, which is detailed in the Benefit Summary.
The excellent support services offered through Aurora Health Care clearly add value to the overall residency experience. Aurora hospitals provide first-rate nursing services, along with well-trained technical and ancillary personnel. There is round-the-clock coverage for blood drawings and intravenous lines, as well as radiology and laboratory services. Aurora maintains a complete medical library with over 700 different medical journals, over 2,000 audio-visual programs and an expansive book collection of more than 13,000 titles with 330 online. As a resident, you will have free access to MEDliNE searches, Up-To-Date, and many other health-related databases.
- Contact the residency program
- Submit to ERAS
- Meet program requirements
As a prospective resident, you must submit the following items through the Electronic Residency Application Systems (ERAS) in order to make a formal application:
- Completed application form
- Dean's letter
- Medical school transcripts
- Letters of recommendation
Additional qualifying information may be found in the individual program descriptions.