TRIUMPH seeks to train UW medical students to become community-engaged physician leaders who are committed to providing health care for medically underserved urban populations and reducing health inequities.

Explore our Milwaukee program

Woven into urban communities
TRIUMPH partners with over 40 hospitals and community organizations in the Milwaukee area to provide acting internships and hands-on experiences for students to gain the skills they will need to serve as physicians in medically underserved areas.

Our students and graduates

TRIUMPH has enrolled more than 160 students since 2008. Graduates report that TRIUMPH influenced their residency selections and career plans, helping the School of Medicine and Public Health address urban physician shortages.


Community organizations partner with TRIUMPH students on public health projects


Percent of TRIUMPH students complete a master in public health (MPH) degree


Percent of TRIUMPH graduates select urban residencies


Percent of TRIUMPH graduates choose primary care residencies


Percent of TRIUMPH graduates lead community health initiatives during their residencies


Percent of TRIUMPH graduates return to urban areas of Wisconsin to practice after completing their residencies or fellowships
Scholarship opportunities
The Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association Sam Perlson TRIUMPH Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship given to up to two fourth-year TRIUMPH students. Scholarships are awarded to students committed to public health initiatives, those interested in serving the needs of underserved populations in urban areas and have an interest in practicing medicine in Milwaukee. TRIUMPH students electing to complete the MD-MPH dual degree track are eligible to apply for the WMAA Sam Perlson MD-MPH Dual Degree Scholarship. The scholarship is provided to up to six students with $10,000 to support their MPH work.
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