Health Starts Within

The Medical College of Wisconsin and the Department of Family and Community Medicine are committed to equity and equality for all.  We have a commitment to inclusion and well-being for all people of MCW.  Our department has developed an anti-racism task force to assess current faculty, staff, and residents’ knowledge and attitudes about racism and departmental inclusion practices.

  • Identify gaps for anti-racism and inclusion initiatives. 
  • Implement an anti-racism education program to address needs. 
  • Establish a sustainable anti-racism and inclusion policy that responses to the needs identified. 

In addition, our residency program will expand on these topics during your community medicine rotation.  Which will include…

  • Social determinants of health
  • Racial history in Milwaukee
  • Health inequities and disparities

Our residents also participate in a workshop created by 2 of our faculty called Race Matters: Addressing racism as a Health Issue.  The goal of this workshop is to demonstrate how racism and inherent biases influence health and describe the role physicians have in addressing racism.

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Our program is committed to your wellness.  We believe in the power of personal wellbeing = professional wellbeing, and therefore, our program participates in various wellbeing activities, including monthly wellbeing workshops,

Our residents get together, by class, on a monthly basis in a safe environment to share, discuss, and connect about their experiences.  These groups are only attended by themselves which creates a comfortable/safe environment to share.

The residents also participate in group chats which provides them another means to support and connect with each other.

In addition to our programmatic activities, all residents have unlimited access to confidential behavioral health services through the Medical College of Wisconsin.

All residents are assigned a faculty advisor. 

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Community Medicine Focus

Community Medicine is a highlight of our residency program. Our residents have found that their experiences with the community remain some of the most impactful moments in their educational journey. Community responsive healthcare and service to the community are important parts of patient care and resident education at All Saints Family Medicine Residency Program. Our award-winning community medicine program is thriving and successful. A full-time community nurse allows our program to continue to grow. As part of your residency education, you will have the opportunity to participate in existing community medicine programs throughout your three years with us, as well as have the opportunity to use your skills and interests to create new programs.

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Sports Medicine Focus

Many of our residents have completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship. Let’s hear from one of our recent graduates, Berkin Ulgen, who went on to do a Sport’s Medicine fellowship at the University of South Carolina.

Sports medicine has become a popular and widely accepted sub-discipline within family practice. Additionally, twenty-five percent of visits to primary care physicians are for musculoskeletal problems. Recognizing the need for family physicians to be proficient in caring for physically active people and athletes, our program offers residents the opportunity to develop expanded knowledge and skills in sports medicine. All residents at the All Saints Family Medicine Residency Program will be exposed to sports medicine training and any additional experiences of interest. Residents who choose the sports medicine focus will receive a structured, advanced sports medicine training program in their last two years of residency.

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Women's Health Focus


Women’s Health Focus

Our program offers a unique opportunity for residents who wish to develop expanded skills in women’s health. Our women’s health focus is based on the belief that women’s health is much more than just gynecology and obstetrics. Residents will receive enhanced training in areas such as screening, diagnosis, and management of processes that are unique to women, are more common in women, or have manifestations that are different in women than in men. All of these areas are taught with particular attention to lifecycle stages and psychosocial issues. We provide a longitudinal approach to learning and utilize varying experiences to provide enriched learning opportunities. The curriculum is enhanced by a focus on the following:

  • Mastery of procedural skills frequently needed by women
  • Enhanced training in interpersonal relationship skills that are more gender specific
  • Recognition of gender bias in medical literature and use of an evidence-based approach to screening, counseling and treatment
  • Prenatal care, 2 months of inpatient Obstetrics, and continuity delivery opportunities



Additional Resources


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Integrative Medicine Focus


Integrative Medicine

All residents at the All Saints Family Medicine Residency Program have the opportunity to work as part of the integrated team partnering with our licensed psychologists.  Integrative Medicine is a vital component in patient-centered medical homes.  Many chronic illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease are aggravated by poor health habits.  Primary care providers need support and resources to screen and treat individuals with behavioral needs.  Integrative Medicine is the systematic coordination of general and behavioral healthcare.  This model allows for shared responsibility of patient care.  In addition, we are unique in that all clinic can provide these services to both adults and children.


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