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 1,055
Clinical/health sciences track 693
Clinical-teacher track 557
Tenure track 452
Academic staff 2,168
University staff 657


Students and trainees
Doctor of Medicine (MD) 669
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 118
Master of Genetic Counselor Studies (MGCS) 16
Master of Public Health (MPH) 146
Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) 68
MS in basic sciences 59
PhD in basic sciences 576
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) 120
Postdoctoral fellows 210
Professional development/CME participants 46,336
Residents/fellows, clinical 788
Undergraduate taking classes 6,575
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 $197.1 million
Non-federal awards $186.4 million
Total $383.5 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 2018-19)
Federal and non-federal grants $302 million
UW Health $211 million
State/university $93 million
Other hospital agreements $10 million
Gifts and endowments and WPP $53 million
Other (WARF + chargeback + other) $35 million
Total $704 million


Wisconsin Partnership Program (2018-19) awards
Community grants $6 million
Faculty grants $16.1 million
Total $22.1 million