Aspirus has had a long-standing partnership with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UW SMPH) to offer a family medicine residency in Wausau, Wis.
Aspirus Clinics owns and operates the Wausau Family Medicine Clinic, while UW SMPH serves as the academic sponsor of the residency program and provides educational oversight.
The Wausau residency is accredited to train both osteopathic and allopathic (D.O. and M.D.) physicians and is one of five University of Wisconsin Family Medicine Residencies in the state. There are 15 total residents currently in the program and five graduate each year.
Since the Wausau Family Medicine Residency Program was established in 1978, more than 150 residents have graduated from the program. Of those graduates, 87 of them have chosen practices in Wisconsin, including 44 staying in the immediate region in the counties of Marathon, Lincoln, Langlade, Wood and Portage.