Within the MD Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the Neighborhood, comprised of five Houses, cultivates community, well-being and professional identity through individual and shared experiences.

Our Neighborhood mission is achieved by:

  • Developing skills to improve awareness, resiliency and professionalism
  • Supporting a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Engaging fully in advocating for the health of ourselves and each other
  • Wellness hosted sessions focused on taking care of your whole self — physically, mentally and emotionally while in medical school
  • Focused career development, including helping you identify your future specialty of choice and mentor support as you apply for residency and prepare for match
Group photo of five doctors
The house mentors are (left to right) Chris Hildebrand, MD, Carol Diamond, MD, Blaise Nemeth, MD, Pam Ryan, MD, and Sam Lubner, MD.

Role of the Houses

In concert with the Neighborhood mission, each House will connect to the needs and interests of its House members through:

  • Leadership and guidance by practicing physicians serving as academic and career advising House mentors
  • Peer leaders (elected House officers) dedicated to creating a caring and connected community
  • Peer and professional mentoring, advising and guidance
  • Personalized, proactive and student-centered engagement