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Prevea Health, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and MCW Launch Green Bay’s First Family Medicine Physician Residency Program

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 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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