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The Family Medicine Clinic is where residents learn to be family physicians. Our residents learn effective models of outpatient care, disease prevention, health promotion, and practice management skills throughout their three years of training. Aurora's Care Management Initiatives give each resident constant feedback on practice-based improvement and the use of clinical protocols to optimize chronic disease management and prevention for their patients.

Our Family Medicine Resident Clinics are optimally geared for effective care delivery and learning. Each site includes numerous exam rooms including procedure rooms (minor surgery, colposcopy, vasectomies, OB ultrasound, fetal non-stress tests, and osteopathic manipulation treatment). Residents benefit from on-site PharmD faculty and residents, laboratory, and digital radiology viewing facilities. Each site features "in-house specialty clinics" in the areas of obstetrics and gynecology, procedures, OMT, and sports medicine. In these clinics, our residents work one-on-one with faculty who have special expertise in these areas to enhance residents' knowledge and procedural skills.

We use a fully integrated electronic medical record throughout all Aurora facilities. Each clinic is designed around large staffing rooms where residents have immediate access to faculty staffers, extensive clinic libraries, and on-line access to the Aurora Libraries Intranet Site (ALIS). A unique feature of our Family Medicine clinic experience is that each clinic has exam rooms with video monitoring for innovative video-precepting in real time. These features provide the resident an optimal training environment in Family Medicine for the 21st century.

In 2010, both of our Family Medicine centers were the first resident clinics in the state to become NCQA Certified Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Homes. This model of care delivers the safest, highest quality, most cost-effective care while paying close attention to the personal needs of each patient. Residents training in this environment learn a systems-based approach to patient-centered care.

Finally, we care deeply about the wellness of each of our residents and staff. As part of our resident wellness initiatives, residents are supplied with filtered water, fresh fruit, yogurt, and snack bars in the Resident lounge in each of our clinics. Residents also have access to the exercise facilities within each hospital after hours and on weekends.  Our resident led wellness series includes community activities such as health talks at local schools, planting gardens at the Urban Ecology Center, and group Art Therapy projects.  This helps each resident develop their own sense of belonging and purpose.  The professional development series supports residents and provides skills development in the areas of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, resilience, and leadership to assist in the transition to residency and successful life in medicine.

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Aurora St. Luke's Family Practice Center

2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy, Suite 250
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Residents per year: 6

Phone: 414-649-6732
Fax: 414-649-5840


The Aurora St. Luke's Family Practice Center was established as the Residency's home in 1991 as a model for other regional residency training sites. Located on the Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center Campus, it serves the diverse blue-collar neighborhoods and suburbs of Milwaukee's south side. The clinic's faculty and staff are dedicated to providing high quality patient-centered care and personalized training for each resident. This site offers numerous amenities including our redesigned resident clinic lounge. Residents and faculty have skywalk access to Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center for hospital rounds in our Family Medicine residency lounge.

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Aurora Sinai Family Care Center

1020 N. 12th Street, OHC 2nd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Residents per year: 4

Phone: 414-219-5219
Fax: 414-219-5960


Established as a residency training site in 1995, the Aurora Sinai Family Care Center offers optimal clinical education with a metropolitan community clinic feel. Located on the Aurora Sinai Medical Center campus just north of Marquette University, the clinic population reflects Milwaukee's diverse socioeconomic environment. The clinic's residents, faculty and staff have a close connection to each other and the patients they serve. A key feature of this site is the redesigned resident office and staffing area. Residents and faculty also enjoy immediate access to Aurora Sinai's Labor and Delivery suites and NICU just across the skywalk.