Our ForWard Curriculum replaces the traditional model of medical education with a three-phase model that fully integrates basic, public health and clinical sciences throughout our medical students' education, better preparing them to be the physician leaders of tomorrow.
The first step in the journey toward becoming a physician is applying to medical school. Learn everything you need to know about our process, from taking the MCAT to planning for interview day.
Areas of emphasis and dual-degree programs
The UW School of Medicine and Public Health is committed to addressing society's evolving health care needs, and we offer programs specifically aimed at reducing disparities among underserved populations. We also offer dual-degree programs for students interested in population health or a career as a physician-scientist.
For students interested in public health, we offer a five-year dual-degree program that prepares future doctors to better address health and wellness, as well as complex health issues, on an individual and population basis.
Our Medical Scientist Training Program provides integrated training in scientific research and clinical medicine, producing graduates who will make major contributions to the understanding and improvement of human health.
Our Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) program seeks students committed to providing health care for medically underserved urban populations and reducing health disparities.
Our Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM) attracts students who intend to practice in rural communities, addressing one of our state's most pressing health issues.
Choose Your Path
Medical students can enhance their education by considering one of our Paths of Distinction, which provide additional experiences in public health and research. Which path will you choose?
Path of Distinction
The Public Health Path of Distinction provides service-learning experiences for medical students who are seeking ways to better integrate medicine and public health.
Path of Distinction
Medical students are encouraged to engage in mentored research as an integral part of their education and future careers.
In keeping with the Wisconsin Idea, the borders of our campus extend to the entire state. Our medical students learn from hundreds of volunteers at hospitals and clinics throughout Wisconsin. Watch the videos below to learn about our Statewide Academic Campus locations in Milwaukee, Marshfield, Green Bay and La Crosse.
Committed to service
At the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, learning doesn't just happen in classrooms and labs. Our students are also active in the community, and we're proud to offer learning experiences that embody the Wisconsin Idea.
Resources for current students
Learning tools, handbook, support services and more
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.