Green Bay, Wis. – Prevea Health, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) are pleased to announce the official launch of a family medicine physician residency program in Green Bay, Wis.
The MCW-Prevea Family Medicine Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is the first residency program of its kind to be offered in the Green Bay region. With a planned start date of July 1, 2021, the residency program will train four family medicine residents per year during a three-year period with a total of 12 in the program by 2023. The program is now accepting applicants.
“Following graduation from medical school, physicians seek and require advanced training in their medical field of interest,” explains Dr. Manal Soliman, director of the MCW-Prevea Family Medicine Residency Program and Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at MCW-Green Bay. “Residency programs provide them the training they need to become qualified, independent physicians. Our program is designed to provide the best and highest quality of training for physicians interested in the field of family medicine and primary care.”
Throughout the residency program, physicians work under the supervision of experienced faculty physicians to provide medical care to patients. Residents of the MCW-Prevea Family Medicine Residency Program will train at Prevea health centers across Northeast Wisconsin, and at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay.
“The MCW-Prevea Family Medicine Residency Program in Green Bay will not only provide physicians the advanced training they need, it will also help address physician and primary care shortages in the region, particularly in rural areas,” Dr. Ashok Rai, president and CEO, Prevea Health. “Research shows that many physicians choose to practice medicine in the community in which they attended their residency program. If we can draw more physicians to Green Bay and surrounding communities with this excellent residency program, we will have more of them to care for patients not only during, but hopefully after their residency training is complete.”
Prevea Health, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center also assist in the education of medical students at MCW – Green Bay, which was established as Green Bay’s first medical school in 2015.
“It is an honor to work with our partners in Prevea Health and MCW to grow and prepare future generations of physicians,” said Andy Bagnall, President and CEO, HSHS Wisconsin. “We are excited to see how this will positively impact the future of health care and most importantly, the health of all our communities in Northeast Wisconsin.”
Those interested in applying to or learning more about the MCW-Prevea Family Medicine Residency Program, can do so by visiting: www.prevea.com/residencygb. The deadline for this year’s applications is Nov. 18, 2020.
Prevea Health also operates a family medicine residency program in Eau Claire and Augusta, in partnership with HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and the Wisconsin Northern and Central Graduate Medical Education Consortium (WiNC GME Consortium). The Prevea Health Family Medicine Residency Program – Eau Claire offers advanced training to physicians and care for patients at Prevea clinics in Eau Claire and Augusta and at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital.
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About Prevea Health
Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly-coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit: www.prevea.com
About HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center has been delivering quality health care to Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1903. Patients benefit from a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, emergency care, preventive care across the lifespan, digestive health, orthopedic, and cardiac care. An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, the hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center has been named one of the “100 Top Hospitals” nationwide and is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. For more information, visit: www.hshs.org/StMarysGreenBay
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 Local Systems and physician practices in Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.
About the Medical College of Wisconsin
With a history dating back to 1893, The Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and community engagement. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in MCW’s medical school and graduate school programs in Milwaukee, Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. MCW’s School of Pharmacy opened in 2017. A major national research center, MCW is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In the last 10 years, faculty received more than $1.5 billion in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 3,100 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,600 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 2.8 million patients annually.