The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health frequently receives requests for degree, credential and enrollment verification, as well as requests for transcripts of current and former students. Many types of requests are fulfilled by school staff; however, several types of requests must be directed to offices outside the School of Medicine and Public Health.

How to request a verification

Degree and credential verifications are handled by staff from the individual professional programs housed within the school and should be directed to the proper program contact

Verifications for all of the professional programs are processed, free of charge, within five business days of receipt.

All mailings are sent out via U.S. Postal Service standard mail, fax or email, depending on instructions and identifying information found on forms submitted by the requestor. Forms containing sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers, will not be emailed unless the sensitive information is redacted. For faster service, requestors may provide a FedEx, UPS or USPS label.

Any forms requiring a release of information beyond what is considered public directory information must be accompanied by the student’s written consent in order to release information to a third party requestor, per the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

All requests should contain basic contact and identifying information, including:

  • Name
  • Physical address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Graduation year

Alumni who have changed their name since graduating should also include the name they used when they attended the School of Medicine and Public Health.

Requests not handled by the School of Medicine and Public Health

Transcripts and diplomas

Official transcripts and duplicate diplomas must be ordered through the UW-Madison Office of the Registrar.

Residency and fellowship verification

UW Health’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program has its own policies and procedures for verifying residency or fellowship training and completion dates and competency information.

Program contacts

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Sarah Zander
Certification Officer, Student Services
MD Program Registrar's Office
2130 Health Science Learning Center
750 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: (608) 263-4920
Fax: (608) 263-1187

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Pat Mecum
Program Assistant
5185 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Ave.
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 263-7131

Master of Genetic Counselor Studies (MGCS)

Catherine Reiser
Program Director
333 Waisman Center
1500 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705
Phone: (608) 262-9722

Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)

Juli Loker
Student Status Examiner
Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave.
Phone: (608) 263-5620

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Terrie Howe
Administrative Assistant
735 WARF Office Building
610 Walnut St.
Madison, WI 53726
Phone: (608) 263-4889