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Explore our Osteopathic Residency Program.

M.D./D.O. Dual Accreditation

Greetings from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the dual-accredited osteopathic family medicine residency program proudly offered by The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine. Being a dual-accredited program, affiliated with a major academic medical school, offers a wide variety of opportunities including research and international options. Graduates of this program pursue careers in virtually all family medicine venues: clinical medicine, research, academic medicine, and integrative medicine, to name a few.

The uniqueness of our program lies in its diversity of options. Each location offers its own special flavor of family medicine, from rural to urban. Recently, some sites have begun the implementation of pathway programs offering opportunities for additional emphasis in a particular area of the residency experience. Those being implemented currently include international health, integrative medicine, maternity care, and women's health. Post-residency fellowship opportunities are availablel in integrative medicine, sports medicine, research, and academic medicine.

The presence of both osteopathic and allopathic physicians strengthens the program and educational/clinical experiences for all, including patients. The unique setting of unopposed community hospitals within the academic atmosphere of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health provide an unparalleled learning environment. Clinical experiences and classroom instruction are provided by both osteopathic and allopathic physicians. Our program is fully accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The osteopathic program is a unified, statewide program which operates on each of our clinical sites.

  • Participants opt to participate in two, separate residency programs-osteopathic & allopathic
  • Allopathic program includes ALL participants from a given site
  • Osteopathic program includes ALL osteopathic participants from each statewide location
  • Graduates elegible to take both the AOBFP (osteopathic) and ABFM (allopathic) family medicine board exams
  • Graduates have a 100% first-time pass rate for family medicine board exams

Mark Robinson, DO
Director of Osteopathic Medical Education


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