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Jacob P. Prunuske MD
Assistant Dean, Professor
Department of Medical School Regional Campuses
Division of Central Wisconsin
Assistant Dean for Clinical Learning
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Central Wisconsin Campus
333 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI 54401-4106

Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Prunuske J, Cochella S, Gunning K. Is single-dose levonorgestrel as effective as other emergency contraception regimens? J Fam Pract. 2003 Apr;52(4):268, 271-2.
2. Prunuske JP. On teamwork. Fam Med. 2007 Feb;39(2):138.
3. Magill MK, Day J, Mervis A, Donnelly SM, Parsons M, Baker AN, Johnson L, Egger MJ, Nunu J, Prunuske J, James BC, Burt R. Improving colonoscopy referral rates through computer-supported, primary care practice redesign. J Healthc Qual. 2009 Jul-Aug;31(4):43-52; quiz 52-3.
4. Temte JL, Prunuske JP. Seasonal influenza in primary care settings: review for primary care physicians. WMJ. 2010 Aug;109(4):193-200.
5. Prunuske JP, Crookston BT, Alder SC, Magill MK, Mervis AS, Burt RW. Factors associated with refusal of colonoscopy. Fam Med. 2010 Mar;42(3):161.
6. Prunuske J. Live and Web-based orientations are comparable for a required rotation. Fam Med. 2010 Mar;42(3):180-4.
7. Prunuske JP, Deci DM. Learning environment: the impact of clerkship location on instructional quality. Fam Med. 2013 Mar;45(3):193-6.
8. Prunuske J, Chang L, Mishori R, Dobbie A, Morley CP. The extent and methods of public health instruction in family medicine clerkships. Fam Med. 2014 Jul-Aug;46(7):544-8.
9. Prunuske JP, St Hill CA, Hager KD, Lemieux AM, Swanoski MT, Anderson GW, Lutfiyya MN. Opioid prescribing patterns for non-malignant chronic pain for rural versus non-rural US adults: a population-based study using 2010 NAMCS data. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Nov 19;14:563. PMCID: PMC4241226
10. Prunuske AJ, Henn L, Brearley AM, Prunuske J. A Randomized Crossover Design to Assess Learning Impact and Student Preference for Active and Passive Online Learning Modules. Med Sci Educ. 2016;26:135-141. PMCID: PMC4819804
11. Hager K, St Hill C, Prunuske J, Swanoski M, Anderson G, Lutfiyya MN. Development of an interprofessional and interdisciplinary collaborative research practice for clinical faculty. J Interprof Care. 2016;30(2):265-7. PMCID: PMC4819843
12. McFarland SL, Meyers P, Sautter R, Honsvall A, Prunuske J. Medical Student Decision Making Regarding Pursuit of a Public Health Degree. Fam Med. 2016 Mar;48(3):203-11.
13. Morley CP, Rosas SR, Mishori R, Jordan W, Jarris YS, Competencies Work Group FMH, Prunuske J. Essential Public Health Competencies for Medical Students: Establishing a Consensus in Family Medicine. Teach Learn Med. 2017 Jul-Sep;29(3):255-267.
14. Fuglestad A, Prunuske J, Regal R, Hunter C, Boulger J, Prunuske A. Rural Family Medicine Outcomes at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth. Fam Med. 2017 May;49(5):388-393.
15. Prunuske J, Remington PL. A Community Health Assessment Curriculum to Develop Population Health Competencies. PRiMER. 2017 Sep;1:1. PMCID: PMC7490183
16. Phillips J, Prunuske J, Fitzpatrick L, Mavis B. Initial Development and Validation of a Family Medicine Attitudes Questionnaire. Fam Med. 2018 Jan;50(1):47-51.
17. Kost A, Bentley A, Phillips J, Kelly C, Prunuske J, Morley CP. Graduating Medical Student Perspectives on Factors Influencing Specialty Choice An AAFP National Survey. Fam Med. 2019 02;51(2):129-136.
18. Minor S, Huffman M, Lewis PR, Kost A, Prunuske J. Community Preceptor Perspectives on Recruitment and Retention: The CoPPRR Study. Fam Med. 2019 May;51(5):389-398.
19. Phillips JP, Prunuske J, Fitzpatrick L, Mavis B. The Family Medicine Attitudes Questionnaire: A Valid Instrument to Assess Student Attitudes Toward Family Medicine. Fam Med. 2019 Jun;51(6):493-501.
20. Chandratre S, Prunuske J, Dodson L. A Novel Curriculum to Facilitate Career Choice in an Accelerated Medical Education Program. WMJ. 2019 Jul;118(2):88-90.
21. Minor S, Huffman M, Lewis PR, Kost A, Prunuske J. Authors' Reply to Goertzen and Zelek regarding "The CoPPRR Study: Community Preceptor Perspectives About Recruitment and Retention". Fam Med. 2019 11;51(10):869.
22. Prunuske J. America Needs More Family Doctors: The 25x2030 Collaborative Aims to Get More Medical Students into Family Medicine. Am Fam Physician. 2020 01 15;101(2):82-83.
23. Morley CP, Prunuske J. Engaging With the STFM Conference on Medical Student Education: Proceedings and PRiMER. PRiMER. 2019;3:6. PMCID: PMC7205093
24. Prunuske J, Kang H, Wendling AL, Edwards-Johnson J, Phillips JP. Attitudes Toward Family Medicine Among Students Choosing Other Primary Care Specialties. Fam Med. 2020 06;52(7):491-496.
25. Johnson SB, Fair MA, Howley LD, Prunuske J, Cashman SB, Carney JK, Jarris YS, Deyton LR, Blumenthal D, Krane NK, Fiebach NH, Strelnick AH, Morton-Eggleston E, Nickens C, Ortega L. Teaching Public and Population Health in Medical Education: An Evaluation Framework. Acad Med. 2020 12;95(12):1853-1863.
26. Kang H, Prunuske J, Wendling AL, Edwards-Johnson J, Phillips JP. FMAQ-S: Development of a Short Form of the Family Medicine Attitudes Questionnaire. PRiMER. 2021;5:21. PMCID: PMC8284498
27. Blanco M, Prunuske J, DiCorcia M, Learman LA, Mutcheson B, Huang GC. The DoCTRINE Guidelines: Defined Criteria To Report INnovations in Education. Acad Med. 2022 05 01;97(5):689-695.
28. Oestreich M, Polonio C, Prunuske J. Is melatonin safe to use long term? Evidence-Based Practice: June 2022 - Volume 25 - Issue 6 - p 15-16 doi: 10.1097/EBP.0000000000001578
29. Nguyen BM, Liaw W, Polverento ME, Phillips JP, Wendling AL, Morley CP, Young V, Kovar-Gough I, Prunuske J. Impact of Curricula and Electives on Primary Care Specialty Choice: A Narrative Synthesis. Fam Med. 2022 Jul;54(7):572-577.
30. Lee AL, Erlich DR, Wendling AL, Morley CP, Prunuske J, Polverento ME, Kovar-Gough I, Phillips JP. The Relationship Between Medical School Clerkships and Primary Care Specialty Choice: A Narrative Review. Fam Med. 2022 Jul;54(7):564-571.
31. Kost A, Phillips JP, Polverento ME, Kovar-Gough I, Morley CP, Prunuske J, Wendling AL, Sairenji T. The Influence of Role Modeling and Mentorship on Primary Care Career Choice: What Can Be Gleaned From 30 Years of Research? Fam Med. 2022 Jul;54(7):555-563.
32. Phillips JP, Wendling AL, Prunuske J, Polverento ME, Ledford CJW, Erlich DR, Guard EL, Kost A, Kovar-Gough I, Lee AL, Liaw W, Nguyen BM, Pratte MA, Raleigh MF, Sairenji T, Seehusen DA, Walker S, Young V, Morley CP. Medical School Characteristics, Policies, and Practices That Support Primary Care Specialty Choice: A Scoping Review of 5 Decades of Research. Fam Med. 2022 Jul;54(7):542-554.
33. Raleigh MF, Seehusen DA, Phillips JP, Prunuske J, Morley CP, Polverento ME, Kovar-Gough I, Wendling AL. Influences of Medical School Admissions Practices on Primary Care Career Choice. Fam Med. 2022 Jul;54(7):536-541.
34. Sairenji T, Kost A, Prunuske J, Wendling AL, Morley CP, Polverento ME, Young V, Phillips JP. The Impact of Family Medicine Interest Groups and Student-Run Free Clinics on Primary Care Career Choice: A Narrative Synthesis. Fam Med. 2022 Jul;54(7):531-535.
35. Ledford CJW, Guard EL, Phillips JP, Morley CP, Prunuske J, Wendling AL. How Medical Education Pathways Influence Primary Care Specialty Choice. Fam Med. 2022 Jul;54(7):512-521.
36. Seehusen DA, Raleigh MF, Phillips JP, Prunuske J, Morley CP, Polverento ME, Kovar-Gough I, Wendling AL. Institutional Characteristics Influencing Medical Student Selection of Primary Care Careers: A Narrative Review and Synthesis. Fam Med. 2022 Jul;54(7):522-530.
Editorials, Letters to Editor, Other
1. Prunuske JP. Patient centered health policy [eletter]. (Invited commentary), 6 October 2005.
2. Anthony D, Chessman A, Duarte K, Margo K, Prunuske J, Seagrave M. Too Much of Anything Is Bad: Advising Students on the Number of Programs to Which to Apply. STFM blog. Posted June 9, 2014 Available at:
3. Ellsworth G, Wadley C, Prunuske J, Greenwood J. What Do Utah Family Physicians Do With Their Public Health Degrees? A Survey. Family Medicine Vital Signs blog. Posted Sept 30, 2014. Available at:
4. Prunuske JP. A Valuable Frame of Reference and Missing Administrator Voices [eletter]. (Invited Commentary), 29 June 2018.
5. Prunuske J. Improving Your Presentations. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Academic Medicine Leadership Lessons. Podcast hosted by Saria Carter Saccocio. Posted 12/09/2020. Available at:
1. Prunuske J. Asynchronous Web-Based Orientation for a Required Rotation: Creating Time to Teach Complex concepts; in Little D. and Hatch, R. Proceedings of the 2009 Annual Predoctoral Education conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 22(1) 60-67. 2010.
2. Prunuske A, Prunuske J. Evaluation of Learning Impact and Student Preference for Active and Passive Independent Learning Modules. Medical Science Educator. Volume 22(4S) 303. 2012
3. Prunuske J, Prunuske AJ. An evaluation of student preferences and performance on active and passive online learning modules. In Melissa Robinson & Michael D. Mendoza (2014) Proceedings of the 2013 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Conference on Medical Student Education, Teaching and Learning in Medicine: An International Journal, 26:2, 196-203
4. Prunuske J, Prunuske A, Treat R. The Impact of Basic Science and Clinical Experience Sequence on Medical Student Performance. Journal of Regional Medical Campuses, Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2019)
5. Prunuske J, Roth H, Schumann EM, Dodson LG. Building a rural LIC in an accelerated curriculum: hubs, spokes, flat tires, and hovercraft. Journal of Regional Medical Campuses, Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2019)
Peer Reviewed Educational Products
1. Prunuske, J. (2008). A college health clinic model for ACGME competency-based education in the M4 year. STFM Resource Library. Available from
2. Prunuske A, Prunuske J. (2012). Finding NILMO: integrating curricular development, technology and educational research. In A. H. Duin, E. Nater, & F. Anklesaria (Eds.), Cultivating Change: 50+ Stories from the Digital Frontlines. University of Minnesota: Minneapolis, MN
3. Prunuske J, Chadwell M. (2014) Medical Student Mentoring Guide. MedEdPORTAL. Available from:
4. Prunuske J. Family Medicine 23: 5 yo female with sore throat: Aquifer Family Medicine 2019.
5. Graham T, Theobald M, Prunuske J, Norris D. Assessment and Evaluation. In Medical School Faculty Fundamentals Certificate Program. Available at: 2019.