Our ForWard Curriculum delivers a unique three-phase model, integrating basic and clinical sciences, and public health. Students participate in team-based learning, hands-on application of knowledge in clinical and community settings, and have a dedicated mentor throughout their medical education.
What students say
Who better to give perspective about our school than your peers? In their own words, hear more on the impact of our curriculum, the community, and the culture and how it sets them up for the future of medicine.
The UW School of Medicine and Public Health has a vision of healthy people and healthy communities and we offer degree programs specifically aimed at reducing disparities among underserved populations. These programs offer students a unique path forward.
Discover an innovative curriculum that engages you in a learning process to become a highly competent and compassionate physician.
Join our Medical Scientist Training Program which provides integrated training in scientific research and clinical medicine. You will be prepared to make major contributions to the understanding and improvement of human health.
Find your future in public health with our five-year dual-degree program that prepares you to better address health and wellness, as well as complex health issues, on an individual and population basis.
Apply to the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM) and make an impact with your future MD practice in rural communities.
After your first year, you can apply to the Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) program and provide health care for medically underserved urban populations.
Choose Your Path
Enhance your education by considering one of our Paths of Distinction, providing additional experiences in public health and research.
Path of Distinction
Integrate medicine and public health with the Public Health Path of Distinction. Expand your understanding through involvement in community-based experiential learning sessions, specialized coursework, project experience, and health equity and social justice training.
Path of Distinction
Integrate mentored research as part of the Path of Distinction in Research. The school provides a wealth of research opportunities in basic science, clinical, translational, health services, global health, or population health research areas.
We are committed to building a community where all learners, staff and faculty feel valued, included and empowered. Aspects of our organizational values include respecting the rights, dignity, and differences of all, and working to ensure that with every person, every action and every time, we are building an inclusive, collegial and respectful community.
Beyond the classroom
At the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, learning doesn't just happen in classrooms and labs. Our students are active in the school and broader community, with both personal and service-learning experiences. We proudly foster this engagement with our students. Explore some of the involvement opportunities.
Enrich your education as you train at hospitals and clinics throughout Wisconsin. Learn more about our Statewide Campus and the impact those partnerships have on their education.
We are thrilled you have taken the time to learn more about the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. We invite you to explore our admissions process so you can begin your journey toward becoming a physician.
Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association (WMAA)
The Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association strives to enhance the experience of School of Medicine and Public Health students by building a network of alumni who maintain their connection to the school, giving back time, money, knowledge and experience.