While we wish we could have seen you again in-person, it's our pleasure to invite you to our Virtual Second Look. The plan was to welcome you for another visit to Madison but when COVID-19 created distance, we got to work closing it. That’s what Badgers do—demonstrate their resilience and work toward creative solutions. And, we are always looking for more brilliant minds and big hearts to help make our collective future brighter.
We chose you because you are academically talented but, just as importantly, compassionate and kind. You share our commitment to serving individual patients and populations. With your myriad of backgrounds, talents, interests, and dreams, you will join as a diverse class who will learn not only from the faculty but also from each other.
We really want you to join us this fall!
You reflect our mission to deliver on the integration of medicine and public health. You reflect the values we live each day, and we believe you are the right fit at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Use the resources on this page to get a little closer to us and your decision to join us this fall.
And send us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait to see you in person.
Mary McSweeney, MD, assistant dean of admissions
Chris Stillwell, director of admissions
Welcome from leadership
Robert N. Golden
"I can’t think of a better place!"
—Robert N. Golden, MD, dean of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health
"We are deeply committed to providing you the best education possible."
—Elizabeth Petty, MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs
"Amidst all this uncertainty, there is one thing I'm absolutely certain about: We've got this!"
—Christine Seibert, MD, associate dean for medical student education and services
"The problems that we look at are really from public health perspectives."
—Tracy Downs, MD, associate dean for diversity and multicultural affairs
Public health and medicine
Through the lens of COVID-19, Pat Remington, MD, MPH, and Jon Temte, MD, PhD, talk about UW’s unique approach to integrating public health into medical training. They cover both the core public health curriculum as well as enrichment experiences such as the path of distinction and the MD/MPH dual-degree program.
Financial aid resources
Emma Crawford, financial aid adviser for the School of Medicine and Public Health, gives a broad overview of financing your medical education. She covers the nuts and bolts of federal loans but also touches on broader elements of financial planning and budgeting.
Perspectives from students
Recording coming soon
Four current medical students take questions from admitted students on a wide-ranging topics, including the ForWard curriculum, the variety of extracurricular opportunities and life in Madison. This is an honest look at life at UW.
Hometown: Bronx, New York and Newark, New Jersey
Undergrad: Saint Michael's College
Graduate: Rutgers University
Mohamed, a M1 at UW, shares details on what surprised him about coming to Madison, what he does to find balance, and why he chose a school that integrates medicine and public health as a part of his future goals.
Hometown: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Madi, a M1, gives you a look at her apartment and offers tips on what you can find for housing options in Madison. She shares a glimpse into what a typical weekly schedule looks like for a M1 and more about the mentorship and guidance she has received in the past year.
Hometown: Waukesha, Wisconsin
Cat, a M1 at UW, gives a glimpse into the tools she uses for classwork and scheduling, the resources she uses to be successful, and what is so appealing about the overall Madison community.
Hometown: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Trevor, a M2 in the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine program, shares what to expect from your days at the Health Sciences Learning Center and what he likes about the curriculum.
Hometown: Manila, Philippines and Kenosha, Wisconsin
Joaquin shares more from his experiences as a M2 with the Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health program, working with a community partner in Milwaukee while also completing his clinical rotations.
Hometown: Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Undergrad: Swarthmore College
Amber is a current M2 who wants you to know, right away, that UW is a great school and she hopes you join her. She gives you a glimpse into modules she is currently focusing on and takes you on a quick bike tour while she shares her perspective on UW.
Hometown: La Crosse, Wisconsin
Undergrad: Drake University
Ali Jandal, a M4 at UW, talks about his match journey and specialty choice in internal medicine.
Nikki and Luke
Nikki Niewold and Luke Zarling
Hometowns: Madison, Wisconsin (Nikki) and Hartland, Wisconsin (Luke)
Undergrad: University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (Nikki) and UW-Madisoin (Luke)
Nikki and Luke, both M4s, discuss their couple's match and the support they received over the past four years.
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Undergrad: University of Texas-Austin
Jenn Mirrielees, a M4 at UW, talks about her path to matching in emergency medicine at UW Health.
Alumni spotlight: Jasmine Zapata
Life in Madison
Other opportunities for students
NACHP exists to improve the health and wellness of American Indian people and works with prospective students, current students, and health professionals to provide opportunities for growth, professional development, mentorship, research, and support.
There are many ways students can get more public health content in their medical education. The Path of Distinction in Public Health provides additional public health didactics, experiential learning, and mentorship that supplements the MD curriculum and serves as a foundation for the MD-MPH Dual Degree Program which is a five-year MD-MPH dual degree for students interested in becoming fully trained in public health.
Medical students can broaden their program of study to include global issues and learn how to promote healthy equity, human rights, and social and environmental justice in a global context.