The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is interested in a Family Medicine physician to join the UW Health Yahara Integrative Family Medicine (YIFM) Clinic. This physician faculty will provide the full spectrum of family medicine skills and patient care, with maternity care (OB) and newborn rounding being optional. This position will be involved in clinical teaching of medical students and other learners. This position may involve academic scholarly work.

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is led by a nationally-renowned integrative health expert, Dr. David Rakel, as Department Chair. Additionally, the Integrative Health program with the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is a member of the Osher Collaborative for Integrative Health.

Job Responsibilities:

Duties will include provision of clinical care of patients, clinical teaching of medical students and other learners, participation in clinical faculty call schedule (phone call only), nursing home visits, departmental meetings, and performing administrative duties as necessary in the position. Position may include optional participation in obstetrics/maternity care and/or newborn rounding. If practicing OB, would be part of shared OB call group.

This position may also include opportunities to work on collaborative initiatives within UW-SMPH & UW Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship promoting an inclusive environment with other faculty and staff members. The preferred candidate will either have experience teaching and working with diverse populations or will welcome a commitment to teaching and working with diverse populations.

This vacancy is being announced as either CHS and CT Track. Having two tracks posted into this vacancy listing allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider clinical teacher faculty candidates with or without research credentials for this non-tenure-track position. CHS Track duties may consist of dedicated FTE time for scholarly work and teaching.

The YIFM clinic houses the UW Academic Integrative Health Fellowship. Faculty in this clinic will be involved in clinical teaching of medical students, integrative health fellows, and other learners. The preferred candidate will either have experience teaching and working with a diverse population or will welcome a commitment to teaching and working with a diverse population.

DFMCH is seeking family medicine physicians who encompass a variety of skills that relate to how they engage with patients and work in teams. We are looking for professionals who communicate effectively; work collaboratively in teams, with personal accountability; care for patients with competence and compassion; build positive working relationships with patients, staff, and colleagues; have the skills to critically analyze and participate in developing solutions to complex problems; utilize sound reasoning and ethical decision-making; can effectively manage conflicts; have an awareness of personal stress and ways to manage stress; are willing to adapt to changes when necessary; have a commitment to learners and teaching, whether in a clinical or didactic setting; and are committed to continuous learning, quality improvement, and growth throughout their career. Additionally, but not required, the department welcomes candidates with an interest in potential leadership, and based upon the academic track, the faculty physician may also participate in academic and scholarly activity.

Faculty at UW-Madison have the opportunity for professional growth that will allow them to pursue additional clinical and academic interests. In addition to their clinic roles, faculty may have opportunities to practice OMT, Integrative Health, inpatient medicine, POCUS, and more. There are also opportunities in the medical school for formal teaching roles, may be opportunities within the organization for leadership roles, and may also be scholarly research focused projects and committees in which a faculty member can participate. Clinical duties are defined with department leadership approval based on the finalists’ career interests and based on the clinical needs.

About SMPH and DFMCH:

The successful candidate will join a world-class institution that encourages, values and supports interdisciplinary basic, clinic and population health research, and attracts scholars and students from around the world. Madison is the state’s capitol city with a population of over 270,000, and offers an ideal combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural events, outstanding schools.

The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is a large, tier-one clinical department in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). DFMCH and its associated UW Health clinic operation has over 750 employees, including 171 faculty and an additional 261 clinical adjunct faculty located throughout the state. The DFMCH is committed to patient care while also offering outstanding educational and research programs. There are over 150 residents in our sponsored and academic partner programs, and more than 400 medical students train in the department each year, with the Madison residency program ranking fifth in the nation for 2023. In fiscal year 2022, our physicians and residents practicing at 17 clinics throughout the state managed over 358,000 patient visits, an integral part of the department’s success. Research funding from the NIH and other state, federal and private sources exceeded $9.8 million in fiscal year 2022 and supported several areas of interest including major research projects in pain management, addiction and substance misuse prevention and treatment, and infectious disease surveillance. Learn more about our department’s work and our DEI commitment by visiting

DFMCH has a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee that was formed in 2015. The committee’s vision is for DFMCH to be a place where everyone feels engaged, included, and has a sense of belonging; a place that reflects the community we serve at all levels.

Anticipated start date: 2024 (remains flexible for final candidate)


  • MD/DO or equivalent
  • Wisconsin medical licensure required prior to start date.
  • Certification by or eligible for certification by American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) or American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP).
  • Successful completion of a fully accredited Family Medicine Residency Program.


  • Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including state retirement and state benefits.
  • Faculty employment with UW-Madison/UWMF provides eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

Community: Madison, Wisconsin (population 270,000) is the vibrant state capital and home to the University of Wisconsin. With many picturesque surrounding towns, the area has the best of all worlds: natural beauty and outdoor recreation, stimulating cultural offerings, distinctive restaurants and shops, and an irreverent spirit of fun. Built on an isthmus between lakes Monona and Mendota, Madison is renowned for its beautiful scenery. A total of five area lakes and more than 270 city parks create the perfect setting for an abundance of year-round outdoor activities from hiking, biking, swimming, and sailing to cross-country skiing, snow sailing, and ice fishing. Urban culture, natural beauty, small-town charm – the greater Madison area offers it all!

Open Position Link:

For additional information, please contact:
Becky Maedke, Faculty Recruiter
Phone: (608) 890-0401

The UW-Madison is an EO/AA employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Wisconsin caregiver and open records laws apply. A background check will be conducted prior to employment.