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 examples include:

  • Coordinating and developing programs and activities for pre-college, undergraduate and health professional students
  • Collaborating with undergraduate programs and advisors both locally and nation-wide, pre-health organizations, current students and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s offices of MD Admissions, Student Services and Medical Scientist Training Program; and the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Genetic Counselor Studies, Master of Physician Assistant Studies and Master of Public Health programs
  • Offering advising and counseling for School of Medicine and Public Health students, and monitoring academic progress of students in the MD program

The Office of Multicultural Affairs works with numerous School of Medicine and Public Health programs to increase the number of historically underrepresented students in medicine.

Contact us

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is located on the second floor of the Health Sciences Learning Center.

2130 Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705

(608) 265-4867
oma@med.wisc.edu

Our staff

Tracy Downs, MD

Associate dean for diversity and multicultural affairs

Manuel Santiago, MS.Ed

Director

Heidi Hakseth

Program associate