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 Med-Peds Facts

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Our accredited Med-Peds residency program, established in 1996, offers two positions in each year of post-graduate training for a total of eight residents. This four-year combined program is designed to prepare physicians for either primary care or subspecialization.

​​As a Med-Peds resident, you will benefit from the friendly, informal atmosphere of central Wisconsin while training in a highly integrated medical system with a nationwide reputation for clinical excellence and research.

National Med-Peds Residents' Association brochure​ provides general information about Med-Peds.


In order to encourage and facilitate professional growth, Marshfield Clinic Med-Peds Residency Program provides financial sponsorship for membership in the following national organizations:

These organizations are dedicated to providing information, opportunities, and programs to current and future Med-Peds Residents.

Training and Facilities

The comprehensive pediatric services at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield are recognized as a “Children’s Hospital” by the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI), joining only three other hospitals in the state with this honor. Marshfield Children's Hospital, a ‘hospital within a hospital’, offers high-quality, 24-hour-a-day subspecialty care for children from premature infants to 18-year-olds, thereby providing an outstanding training opportunity for Med-Peds and Pediatric resident physicians.

In addition to this prestigious recognition, the facilities and staff of Marshfield Clinic and Marshfield Medical Center form a comprehensive state-of-the art medical complex that offers the following:

  • 292-bed tertiary hospital with an ACS Verified Level II Trauma Center.
  • 24-bed pediatric unit including a 6-bed oncology unit with an award-winning design.
  • 8-bed, Level 1 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) that includes trauma verification by the American College of Surgeons. Marshfield Clinic pediatric intensivist (critical care physician) management.
  • Air and ground transport of neonates, children, and adults via Life Link III consortium.
  • 24-bed, level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) that includes Marshfield Clinic neonatologist  management and subspecialty nursing care.
  • 16-bed Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)/Critical Care Unit (CCU).
  • 18-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU).
  • 15-bed negative pressure dedicated COVID-19 unit.
  • Affiliations and partnerships include Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Miracle Network, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (pediatric heart program), Milwaukee Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2 months).
  • The National Farm Medicine Center​, (includes National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety – NCCRAHS​) specializing in evolving issues in agricultural health and safety, including infectious disease research and rural and agricultural health and safety, and professional training in agromedicine and agriculture-related research.
  • The Marshfield Clinic Research Institute​ is the second largest private medical research organization in the state.
  • Occasional scheduled and elective experiences at Marshfield Clinic regional centers.
  • Marshfield Medical Center is a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center (2009). The Center also participates with "Get with the Guidelines for Stroke" and has earned the highest quality and achievement awards available (Gold Plus) and also the highest Target Stroke Honor Roll award for our door-to-ne​edle times (Elite Plus).


Teaching Staff

The Med-Peds program utilizes teachers from our categorical Internal Medicine and Pediatric faculty plus a full complement of subspecialists from other departments. There are faculty of 5 Med-Peds physician faculty for longitudinal Ambulatory Med-Peds experience.

Our pediatric staff includes over 25 board certified pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, and pediatric nurse practitioners, all of whom are active residency program faculty. Their expertise covers the following areas of pediatric medicine: adolescent medicine, allergy, behavioral pediatrics, cardiology, critical care, developmental pediatrics, rheumatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general pediatrics, genetics, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, neonatology and nephrology.

Other pediatric subspecialties include dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology (ENT), psychiatry/psychology, radiology and surgery. Child life specialists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists and many other specialists actively participate in the teaching program.

Marshfield Clinic Health System has an active teaching staff of general internists and subspecialists in excess of 120 physicians who have come to Marshfield from across the United States and the world. Over 50 physicians hold voluntary clinical faculty appointments at the University of Wisconsin Medical School.

Other consultants to the program include bacteriologists, pathologists, clinical pathologists and radiologists.


Sometimes we are asked, "Are there really enough patients seen in Marshfield to assure me I will get adequate exposure to the depth and breadth of Pediatric and Internal Medicine?" With a combined total of 2,568,566 patient encounters in all departments at the Marshfield Medical Center from October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020, you are assured excellent ambulatory teaching experiences during the span of your residency program.

Additional 2020 patient statistics indicative of the valuable Residency opportunity awaiting you at Marshfield Medical Center Clinic:

  • Marshfield Clinic’s Internal Medicine Department: 150,564 outpatient encounters
  • Marshfield Clinic's Med-Peds Department: 17,684 outpatient encount​ers
  • Marshfield Clinic’s Primary Care Pediatrics Department: 49,964 outpatient encounters
  • Emergency room visits: 22,000 patients
  • Urgent Care: more than 4,000 pediatric patients and more than 25,000 adult patients

Continuity Clinic

  • Continuity Clinic is located in the Marshfield Center Med-Peds Department and staffed entirely by board-certified Med-Peds physicians.
  • The Department is organized as a group practice – faculty and residents provide cross coverage for one another.