Welcome to the Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program

We are located within Mercy Clinic South in Janesville, Wisconsin. We are delighted you are considering our program for your residency training.

Our residency is a community-based, unopposed program located in a small city that allows us to take advantage of the best aspects of rural and suburban practice.

Our mission: To promote family medicine and the role of family physicians within Mercy Health System and throughout our community by:

  • SIM labs, lectures, community rotations, teaching students, etc.
  • Providing high-quality, comprehensive care: Mercy Clinic South is the sole provider of health care services on the south side of Janesville and provides a wealth of outpatient experiences and procedures.
  • Serving as a respected community resource: Our residents are involved throughout the community in schools, nursing homes, community lecturing, free clinics and many other important community functions.
  • Maintaining a supportive residency environment: Our faculty, residents, nurses and office staff care for each other. We work well together and often have fun after work. Our residents are encouraged to have a life outside of residency and are given enough time and benefits to do so.

In short, our goal is to train residents to be caring, skilled family physicians. We give you the knowledge and experience you need to become a valuable resource to patients wherever you practice. This is done in a supportive environment focused on your education and well-being.

Our graduates are successfully practicing in communities of their choice—rural, urban, suburban and military/public health—across the nation.

We invite you to visit us and discover for yourself the advantages of spending your next three years with us at Mercy Health System Family Medicine Residency Program.


James Horton, MPH, MD

Program director