Eau Claire (WQOW) - A local hospital is welcoming its first class for its new residency program in Eau Claire.
Out of 999 applicants from medical schools across the U.S., only five people were selected to begin work in the new Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program in Eau Claire.
The program will train new family medicine doctors, especially in rural areas, over the three-year residency. In 2014, the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program received a $750,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
Dr. Terri Nordin, the residency program director, said residents will work alongside faculty physicians to provide patient care.
The residents are:
News 18 reported in mid-September when Dr. Kyja Stygar, a family physician at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire and a faculty member of the residency program, made a lab coat to dress up the sculpture, "Sasquatch", for the hospital's unveiling of its new program.