Of the seven members of the inaugural classes of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) psychiatry residency programs in Central Wisconsin and Northeastern Wisconsin who graduated in May 2021, six will be practicing in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin is in the midst of a significant shortage of psychiatrists.

“This inaugural class of residents is really fulfilling the vision of why we have the regional campuses and the difference they can make in the overall health of Wisconsin,” said Joseph Kerschner, provost and executive vice president, dean of the School of Medicine at MCW. “Having these new psychiatrists stay in our state will fundamentally change access to mental health care in these regions."

Three are practicing in Central Wisconsin. They are Amy Butterworth, Ascension St. Mary's Hospital, Rhinelander; and Daniel Hopp and Waqas Yasin, North Central Health Care, Wausau.