Students and Curriculum
The Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health strives to promote a climate that embraces diversity and supports professional development for all students. Some activities include:
- Coordinating and developing programs and activities for pre-college and undergraduate students
- Collaborating with undergraduate programs, pre-medical organizations, students and advisors and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Office of Admissions
- Advising and counseling medical students and monitoring academic progress
The Office of Academic Affairs has numerous programs to increase the number of historically underrepresented students in medicine.
- The Rural and Urban Scholars in Community Health (RUSCH) program targets undergraduate students at UW-Milwaukee, UW-Platteville and UW-Parkside with an interest in practicing medicine in underserved urban or rural areas.
- The Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM) works to attract students that represent rural Wisconsin, increasing the number of Native American, Hmong and Spanish speakers who have a strong interest in practicing in a rural setting.
- The Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) program focuses on recruiting and training physicians to serve in urban settings.
- Among its missions, the Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP) is focused on enhancing the recruitment of Native students to UW-Madison health professional schools and programs and improving the Native health professional student experience.