UW, Marshfield Clinic Health System: Recognize education partnership with name change

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MARSHFIELD – Since 1927, Marshfield Clinic Health System and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have collaborated to educate the next generation of medical providers in Marshfield. In recognition of that partnership, the Marshfield campus now will be called Marshfield Clinic Health System/Northern Academic Campus.

The two organizations celebrated the name change Wednesday, May 29, in Marshfield, with educational talks, site visits with providers and professors, and a recognition reception.

“After almost a century of partnership, thousands of our students have received their education and on-site training at Marshfield,” said Dr. Robert Golden, dean of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. “Marshfield Clinic’s network of rural clinical practices provides students with robust training opportunities.”

Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield is a clinical campus for UW-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health, providing third and fourth-year UW-Madison medical students in clerkship rotations in Eau Claire, Marshfield, Minocqua, Rice Lake and Wausau. Junior year clerkships include obstetrics/gynecology, medicine, pediatrics, and primary care. Senior medical students work with patients under the supervision of physicians and do rotations in family practice, pediatrics, gynecology, psychiatry and surgery.

Since 2009, Marshfield Clinic Health System has been part of Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine (WARM) program. Third and fourth year UW medical students learn and work at rural clinics in an effort to attract them to serving rural communities.

“We have a long history of teaching future generations of health care workers,” said Dr. Matthew Jansen, medical director of Marshfield Clinic Health System’s Division of Education and associate dean for Marshfield Clinic Health System/Northern Academic Campus. “Teaching health care undergraduate students can foster a life-long love for helping others and creating their desire to improve community health.”

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Marshfield Clinic Health System

Marshfield Clinic Health System is an integrated health system whose mission is to enrich lives through accessible, affordable compassionate health care. The Health System serves Wisconsin with more than 11,000 employees including over 1,200 providers comprising 86 specialties, health plan, and research and education programs. Primary operations include Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield Medical Center hospitals in Marshfield, Eau Claire, Rice Lake, Neillsville, Beaver Dam and Ladysmith, Marshfield Children’s Hospital, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Security Health Plan and Marshfield Clinic Health System Foundation. Learn more at marshfieldclinic.org.

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, in Madison, is the first medical school in the United States to integrate public health into all of its missions, including education. It grants medical, graduate and other health profession degrees. It partners with teaching sites and academic campuses centered in Green Bay, La Crosse, Marshfield, and Milwaukee to enhance the rural and urban educational experiences and service learning opportunities of students across the state of Wisconsin. It has a robust Global Health Program to provide unique learning and service opportunities. The school attracts millions of dollars in basic, clinical, and public health research funding annually and provides a fertile environment for student research. It offers dual degree programs, including MD/PhD and MD/MPH integrated training programs.