Academic Relations

Learning Opportunities at Aurora

Academic ResearchAurora Health Care recognizes the importance of educating and training the next generation of health care professionals and our own providers with an emphasis on team-based care. With over 4,000 health profession trainees annually, we are the largest clinical training site in Wisconsin providing an opportunity to learn in an environment of continuous improvement and scholarly inquiry focused on improving patient care. Trainees span the disciplines of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, informatics and biomedicine.

Medical Student, Nurse Practitioner (NP), Physician Assistant (PA)
Our commitment to team-based care begins with physician, NP and PA students. From the northern Wisconsin-Michigan border into northern Illinois, we welcome more than 1,200 medical students, NPs and PAs annually through our Undergraduate Medical Education department. This system-wide department supports our students with coordinators onboarding and preparing our students for their clinical experiences at Aurora sites and for various durations. We use an integrated and streamlined student management process to place students with outstanding preceptors. This coordinated placement approach provides opportunities for students to participate in team-based care consistent with being a practice-ready provider. Students, depending on their educational requirements, may participate in quality improvement initiatives and scholarly inquiry, consistent with our learning and continuous improvement culture. Email us at

Graduate Medical Education – Residencies & Fellowships
Aurora is proud to sponsor accredited residency and fellowship programs for over 150 residents in Diagnostic Radiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Transitional Year, and fellows in Cardiology and associated subspecialties, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics and MRI. These Graduate Medical Education programs prepare our graduates to be outstanding clinicians and leaders in team-based care, population health and quality improvement. Currently based primarily in Milwaukee at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center and affiliated clinics, we are complementing these urban programs with a new Rural Family Medicine residency program at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, Wis. Our residents and fellows, with guidance from experienced faculty, seek to discover new knowledge and apply it to improve care. View the scholarly activity of our residency and fellowship programs through our curated SelectedWorks account. For information, email

Continuing Professional Development
Aurora, as an accredited provider of continuing medical education for physicians, supports training for almost 20,000 (non-unique) physicians, APPs, PAs, NPs and other providers annually. The aim of these educational activities is to enable providers to maintain and continuously enhance their ability to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care, and improve patient outcomes through team-based care. Our educational opportunities include live courses, online programs, performance improvement and regularly scheduled series. Our team can provide assistance with the development of Continuing Medical Education (CME), Maintenance of Licensure and Maintenance of Certification resources, and tracking of CME credits earned through Aurora. Contact the Aurora Continuing Professional Development Office at

Aurora UW Medical Group – Volunteer Faculty
Clinical adjunct professors are essential to the educational, research and service missions of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH). They make vital contributions through a wide variety of activities while employed outside of the medical school. Our clinical adjunct professors perform at least 25 hours of annual service on behalf of the university including teaching UW medical students or Aurora residents or fellows, co-presenting a regional/national meetings with their academic department colleagues and participating in curriculum development and accreditation activities for the UWSMPH.

The following lists comprise the university's clinical adjunct assistant, associate and full professors based at Aurora: