Service Through Education
Experiences that serve the needs of Wisconsin are a cornerstone of the educational programs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
Significant progress has been made toward fully integrating public health into the educational experience of our students and trainees.
We have increased opportunities for cross-disciplinary and team-based learning in the curriculum, provided tools to allow students to apply public health approaches in clinical and community settings, and enhanced opportunities for students to train in diverse rural, urban and global medically underserved settings.
More than two thirds of Wisconsin’s 72 counties contain federally designated health professional shortage areas (HPSAs) including rural and urban populations. The School of Medicine and Public Health has created several programs to respond to these needs.
The Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine (WARM) responds to rural health care needs by increasing the number of graduates who practice in rural areas.
The Wisconsin Partnership Program provided startup funding over a number of years for WARM, until the program was completely implemented and sustained through tuition revenue.
The Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) prepares physicians to practice in urban Health Professions Shortage Areas and is located in Milwaukee, the largest urban area of the state.