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Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health

TRIUMPH class of 2017

Dear M1 and M2 TRIUMPH applicants,


Welcome to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and thank you for your interest in promoting health equity for urban, medically underserved populations. Attached are information sheets regarding the process for applying to TRIUMPH and information about what you can expect if you are selected to join the TRIUMPH program.


The documents include information regarding application deadlines.

Please note that there is an additional M1 information session to be held at noon on October 13 and an M2 information session to be held on November 9. Each session will take place in the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), Room 1325. These meetings will include M4/MPH TRIUMPH students and videoconferencing with faculty, staff and students in Milwaukee. The meetings will be followed by open discussions with Dr. Cindy Haq in the HSLC atrium.

Have a happy start to fall!


Cindy, Michelle, Melissa, Kithy and Kathy


The Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) program is a focus within the MD Program curriculum at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.


TRIUMPH seeks UW medical students who are committed to providing health care for medically underserved urban populations and reducing health disparities.


Currently, TRIUMPH integrates clinical medicine and community and public health in a combined third- and fourth-year curriculum. The program combines Milwaukee-based third-year primary care, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine rotations, the acting internship, electives and community and public health projects.


Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health, like the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM), is a program within the school, designed to address health needs in Wisconsin and beyond. Both programs embody the Wisconsin Idea for the 21st century - to share and apply advances in knowledge for the common good in collaboration with the state, its constituents and communities and its partners around the world.


third-year medical students in the 2008-2009 TRIUMPH pilot classTRIUMPH, established in 2008, is led and coordinated by an enthusiastic team of UW School of Medicine and Public Health faculty and staff located in Madison and Milwaukee. The program is an important component of our integration as a school of medicine and public health.


The UW School of Medicine and Public Health also works with the University of Wisconsin System and community partners to implement the Rural and Urban Scholars in Community Health (RUSCH) pipeline program to recruit and prepare motivated undergraduate students who wish to serve rural and urban communities.


University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health medical students in the Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health program will learn about:

  • Walker's Point
    Walnut Way partners
    Leadership skills case study session
    Rewarding and challenging urban health care
  • Promoting health equity and reducing health disparities
  • Accessing community resources
  • Enhancing cultural skills
  • Engaging with communities
  • Developing and implementing community-based public health projects
  • Sustaining compassion, promoting wellness and building resilience

Frequently Asked Questions


Find answers to students’ frequently asked questions regarding the TRIUMPH program.


TRIUMPH Partners

  • Aurora Health Care
  • Aurora Family Service
  • Bread of Healing Clinic
  • Center for Urban Population Health
  • Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
  • City of Milwaukee Health Department
  • City on a Hill
  • Community Advocates
  • Diverse & Resilient
  • Fondy Food Center
  • Growing Power
  • Historic Milwaukee, Inc.
  • Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families
  • Milwaukee Area Health Education Center
  • Milwaukee County Breast Feeding Coalition
  • Milwaukee Center for Independence
  • Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.
  • Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission
  • Milwaukee Public Schools/Aurora School-based Health
  • North Division High School
  • Penfield Children's Center
  • Public Allies
  • Progressive Community Health Centers
  • Rufus King High School
  • Sixteenth Street Community Health Center
  • Sojourner Family Peace Center
  • Southeastern Oneida Tribal Services
  • St. Ben's Community Meal Program
  • United Community Center
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County
  • Walker's Point Community Clinic/Core El Centro
  • Walnut Way Conservation Corp.
  • Wisconsin Arts Board
  • Wisconsin WISEWOMAN
  • YWCA
  • Zilber Neighborhood Initiative

Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH)

Last updated: 02/08/2017
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