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Established in 1990, MEDiC is a student-run program of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and is comprised of seven health clinics throughout Madison.


MEDiC's goals are twofold: first, to improve the health of the underserved in the Madison area and second, to educate University of Wisconsin-Madison health professions students. 



Embracing the Wisconsin Idea


MEDiC integrates students from the health sciences schools and programs across UW-Madison. They work together with health professionals to provide health care to those who currently have no access, thus exemplifying the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea.


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Health Talk

Connecting with the Community


MEDiC is working on a new initiative, Health Talks. Through these talks, nursing students work with interdisciplinary teams of other MEDiC volunteers and go out into the community to host dialogues about important issues related to health. This fall, nursing student Laura Zimmerman wrote a narrative piece about the experience that was featured in the publication Nursing Matters.


Read the article (pdf)

A Health Care Hero


MEDiC got its start more than 20 years ago when a group of students approached Dr. Ted Goodfriend about addressing the health care needs of underserved populations in Madison. He was instrumental in establishing the network of clinics that provide valuable service and education experiences. Watch the video to learn more about Goodfriend's work and his role in MEDiC.


Embracing the Wisconsin Idea


The UW School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to providing opportunities for students to enhance their medical education through meaningful service and learning experiences that benefit the community and address a recognized need. MEDiC is just one example of this commitment. Learn more about our community service programs


How Can We Help You?


For more information about MEDiC, contact us.


4234 Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705

(608) 265-4972
(608) 265-8560 (fax)



MEDiC Manual

Community Service Programs

Last updated: 08/10/2015
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