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.
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
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.
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.
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.