Elective Rotation: Southwest WI Rural Medicine
Contact: Phoebe Mar Devitt
Location: Viroqua, WI
Rotation through Vernon Memorial Hospital’s rural clinic sites. Including La Farge which has a large Amish population, the clinic has 2 in-clinic birthing suites exclusively for the Amish population, as well as a Genetic Clinic to study genetic disorders among the Amish (PKU). The other clinic is the Hirsch clinic located in Viroqua serving a population of approximately 5,000 based in a critical access hospital. Family doctors are expected to practice full spectrum medicine, with many of them delivering all their own patient’s, and round on admitted patient’s in their panel. Lastly the Soldiers Grove clinic has 1 physician and 2 mid-levels. The nearest hospital is 20 minute drive. This is a real rural medicine experience for those interested in practicing solo or in an isolated environment.