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									Life long learning at Marshfield Clinic
As the fifth largest private non-profit multi-specialty group practice in the United States, education has been at the Marshfield Clinic’s core from the time the Clinic was founded in 1916. Today, with over two million annual patient encounters, the Clinic’s mission, “to serve patients through accessible high quality health care, research, and education”, remains the focus of the 650 plus physicians and the 6000 plus staff. The Clinic’s Division of Education is a dedicated resource of staff and physicians aimed at fulfilling this mission through its facilitation of the life long learning process for patients, staff, students, residents, fellows, faculty, and physicians.

As an affiliated clinical campus for the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Clinic faculty provide over 130 medical school clerkship rotations for its students, and train a combination of nearly 60 residents and fellows in several different programs (Dermatology, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Medicine-Pediatrics, Palliative Care, Pediatrics, Post-Doc Psychology, and Transitional Year) annually. The Clinic also provides critical rotations for UW Family Medicine Residencies located in Eau Claire and Wausau, WI. Approximately 350 active faculty are involved across its centers. In conjunction with university and college partners throughout Wisconsin and the Mid-west, the Clinic also trains over 500 allied health students each year to include, AuD, CLT, CNRA, MA, MLT, OT, OD, PA, PT and research students and offers a unique pre-med experience for regionally located state four year campuses. The Clinic continuously cultivates the culture of education amongst the staff, clinicians, faculty, and researchers. This culture is fostered at no less than 500 annual Clinic sponsored educational campus and off campus events throughout central and northern Wisconsin. The State Medical Society has acknowledged this commitment with commendable and exemplary ratings during a recent site visit for Category I Continuing Medical Education, awarding the Clinic with a six-year accreditation. Visiting “clinicianships” or educational sabbaticals are available for Marshfield and non-Marshfield physicians alike in a host of medical (clinical) and administrative departments. As part of the academic medical complex, the medical library serves as a comprehensive on-site resource to students, faculty, and staff As part of the academic medical complex,
the medical library serves as a comprehensive on-site resource to students, faculty, and staff. At the founding of Marshfield Clinic in 1916, the Library was included as an essential educational component. The current G.E. Magnin Medical Library was named ‘Medical Library of the Year’ in 1998 by WHSLA (Wisconsin Health Science Library

Association). Over 20,000 journal volumes and 3,000 medical textbooks are housed in the spacious 5,200 square foot facility. With access to over 8,000 online journals and nearly 300 full-text medical books, the library serves 41 regional locations. Electronic resources are available 24/7 and include PubMed, OVID, MDConsult, CINAHL, BadgerLink, Micromedex, and The Cochrane Library. Two AHIP (Academy of Health Informational Professionals) certified reference librarians are available to assist users and have additional access to more than 800 highly specialized databases.

In addition, Marshfield Clinic’s Research Division provides research opportunities for students, residents, and PhD and physician investigators. The Research Division supports at any given time more than 450 clinical trials. The National Farm Medicine Center is one of the longest-running and most successful agricultural health and safety research centers in the country. The Epidemiology Research Center contributes to medical and scientific knowledge through population-based and other epidemiological research, and its studies have led both to improved medical care and more effective public health policies. Marshfield Clinic is internationally recognized for research in human genetics, beginning with its discovery of short tandem repeat polymorphisms in the 1990’s. Marshfield Maps became and remain today among the most reliable and widely used maps of the human genome. The Clinic, through its pioneering development and implementation of an electronic medical record is one of the most connected health care systems in the country. As a result, a newly formed Biomedical Informatics Research Center, partners with faculty, researcher, and clinical staff to gain new knowledge in medical informatics and systems based practice. As a result, Marshfield Clinic is shaping the future of medicine for Wisconsin and beyond! To become involved or tap into Marshfield’s life long learning opportunities, please contact Dr John Olson, Division Medical Director, Associate Dean for the Marshfield Clinical Campus at 715-389-3881 or email

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