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MD Program

The MD Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison strives to engage students in a learning process that will help them become highly competent and compassionate physicians who promote health and have a lifelong thirst for learning.

The medical school draws on diverse teaching methods in a learner-centered environment. Our classrooms extend beyond the modern Health Sciences Learning Center and Clinical Science Center (UW Hospital and Clinics) to experiential opportunities in the Madison community, in many urban and rural parts of Wisconsin, and with underserved populations in the United States and abroad.


Students begin to work with their most important teachers - their patients - on day one of medical school. In years one and two, they are assigned to clinics where they observe doctors and interact with patients to develop communication and physical examination skills.


In the third and fourth years, students rotate through clinical clerkships across Wisconsin as part of our statewide campus, gaining firsthand understanding of diverse health care delivery systems. The third and fourth years are tailored to each student's career goals and interests, including time for electives and research.



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Last updated: 03/21/2016
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