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Rural Family Medicine Residency

Program Introduction

The Aurora Rural Family Medicine Residency is a 1-2 Family Medicine residency program. Residents spend their PGY1 in Milwaukee on inpatient rotations with the Aurora St. Luke’s Family Medicine residents, and PGY2 and PGY3 at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center practicing and learning Rural Family Medicine.

Program Director Jeffrey D. Tiemstra, MD, FAAFP explains how the residency works.

Program Facts


Residents spend their PGY1 in Milwaukee (except for Continuity Clinic), and PGY2 and PGY3 in Elkhorn, WI.

Program Overview


Our goal is to produce family physicians that can address the special needs of rural populations.

Our Purpose


The program combines a variety of inpatient and outpatient rotations with broad elective choices.

Learn About Curriculum


We partner with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.

Our Partners

Meet the Faculty

Aurora Rural Family Medicine Residency faculty bring diverse backgrounds and a deep understanding of both general and rural family medicine to our program, serving as excellent role models and teachers for our residents.

Meet Our Faculty

Meet the Residents

Aurora residents come from all over the US and world, and bring a wide range of skills and interests to our program. Get to know them by reading resident biographies.

Meet Our Residents

Rural Family Medicine Clinic

The Aurora Lakeland Family Medicine Clinic is the primary residency practice site. Residents have their continuity clinic here all three years. The clinic is conveniently located in Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, WI.

Explore Our Clinic


Residents complete two scholarly projects during their training. One is a quality improvement project focused on the residency practice. The other project is the resident's choice, and can include projects developed from residency practice, community medicine experiences or any other health experience in the Lakeland area.

Residency Scholarship

Faculty Scholarship

Salary & Benefits

The Aurora Rural Family Medicine Residency offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health coverage for you and your eligible dependents and many other perks.

Salary & Benefits Overview

Apply to the Residency

Learn how to apply to the Aurora Rural Family Medicine Residency program. Get information about candidate requirements and interview selection criteria.

Contact Us

Request information or connect with the program coordinator.

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Discover the historic, scenic area where Lakeland Clinic is located.

Aurora Medical Centers

Explore the medical center(s) where you’ll train during your GME residency. 

Why Aurora GME?

Get hands-on experience in a supportive, patient-focused environment.


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