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Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health developed Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH), an urban training track within the MD program, in response to health inequities and chronic physician shortages in Wisconsin’s urban areas.

TRIUMPH trains students to become community-engaged physician leaders committed to caring for underserved urban populations and reducing health inequities.
Street level view of downtown Milwaukee's Third Ward

Explore Our Milwaukee Program

TRIUMPH offers students a 2.5-year clinical, community and public health, and advocacy and leadership skills training program in Milwaukee.

Promoting Community Health

TRIUMPH students make a difference in Milwaukee-area communities and promote public health through their 2.5 year longitudinal community projects.

View student community project sites
TRIUMPH student KaHoua Yang at her project site, Fondy Food Center in Milwaukee

Woven Into Urban Communities

TRIUMPH partners with over 50 hospitals and community organizations in the Milwaukee area to help you develop the skills you'll need to serve as a physician in medically underserved areas.

View our community practice sites
Walnut Way Center located in a green residential home

Our Students and Graduates

TRIUMPH has enrolled more than 235 students since 2008. Graduates report that TRIUMPH influenced their residency selections and career plans, helping the UW School of Medicine and Public Health address urban physician shortages.


Community organizations partner with TRIUMPH students on public health projects


TRIUMPH graduates who select urban residencies


TRIUMPH graduates who return to urban areas of Wisconsin to practice after completing their residencies or fellowships


TRIUMPH graduates who choose primary care residencies


TRIUMPH students who complete a master of public health degree

Group of 2024 MD graduates of the TRIUMPH Program (Urban Medicine) make Ws with their hands

Scholarships and Financial Aid

TRIUMPH students have access to scholarships, the majority awarded to M3 and M4 students, recognizing demonstrated leadership, humanitarian instincts and public health activities. Additional resources include: National Health Service Corps Students to Service Loan Repayment Program.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health Scholarships

Laura Miller, MD
TRIUMPH was a huge draw for me to attend the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. I learned so much about public health and community health and, honestly, also about being a good person and a good citizen.

Laura Miller, MD ’21