The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has consistently ranked among U.S. News and World Report's best medical schools for primary care and research.

Here's a quick look at this world-class institution.

Major education sites

Affiliated institutions


Faculty and staff
Clinical adjunct track 1,174
Clinical/health sciences track 650
Clinical-teacher track 535
Tenure track 504
Academic staff 2,054
University staff 663


Students and trainees
Doctor of Medicine (MD) 663
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 118
Master of Genetic Counselor Studies (MGCS) 14
Master of Public Health (MPH) 140
Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) 70
MS in basic sciences 63
PhD in basic sciences 559
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) 121
Postdoctoral fellows 208
Professional development/CME participants 46,266
Residents/fellows, clinical 788
Undergraduate taking classes 6,618
Note: Faculty teach in many courses in other schools and colleges of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Extramural research support (fiscal year 2017-18)
Federal awards $183 million
Non-federal awards $184.9 million
Total $367.8 million
Grants obtained by SMPH faculty constitute 40 percent of total grants to UW-Madison during 2017-18.


Expenditures by source of funds (fiscal year 2017-18)
Federal and non-federal grants $264 million
UW Medical Foundation  
State/university $86 million
Hospital and affiliates $202 million
Gifts and endowments and WPP $55 million
Other $39 million
Total $646 million


Wisconsin Partnership Program (2017-18) awards
Community grants $6.9 million
Faculty grants $4.6 million
Total $11.5 million