A GREAT place to WORK!
An AWESOME place to LIVE!
A letter from our Program Director
The goal of residency is to prepare you for practice as an independent physician. Through interactions and patient encounters at Mosaic Family Health, our clinical home, Ascension – WI and ThedaCare, our co-sponsors, the Medical College of Wisconsin, our academic affiliate, and various community partnerships, graduates of our program are well trained for all health care settings – rural, international, underserved, urban and suburban.
The greatest strength of any organization is the collection of people in it. We have outstanding faculty, residents, community physicians, staff and patients who are all invested in training future family physicians. This family-like support network and our premiere, individualized curriculum help our residents grow specifically into the doctor he or she wants to be and prepares them to practice:
- Maternity care
- Hospital medicine
- Nursing home care
- Procedural medicine
- Ambulatory care
- Behavioral medicine
Our graduates are exceptionally well trained to provide high quality care for the full spectrum of patients – from sick newborns to complicated geriatric patients – and work within the Fox Valley community to improve the overall health of the people who live here.
Training full scope family physicians
The Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program trains future family physicians. As an unopposed residency program, part of our mission is to address Wisconsin’s pending physician shortage. In 2021, we achieved our 41st academic year, will graduate our 39th class of residents and our 231st resident. Of these 231 graduates, 157 (68%) will practice in the state of Wisconsin, 111 (48%) in northeast Wisconsin and of that 111, 69 (28%) in the Fox Cities area.
“Appleton is such a unique community. I think everyone is always surprised at how much there is to do here and how many opportunities there are! You can easily go to the city (Milwaukee or Chicago) or to the country (Door County, the Upper Peninsula) with just a couple hours drive. We quickly found a community here outside of the residency and are still discovering hidden gems like parks and community offerings we didn’t even know about before! If you are not a big city person but also don’t want to be in the middle of nowhere Appleton is the perfect place for you. We have also found that it is very easy to get reasonable flights out of the local airport or even Green Bay or Milwaukee to make travel very convenient.”
– Martha Grace Courtright, MD, Class of 2021