"The Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine helped me understand the unique challenges that patients in rural areas face and has prepared me for a residency that will help me begin to address these issues as a future attending. I had an incredible experience with WARM and it was one of the main reasons I chose to stay in Wisconsin for residency." - Alec Winzenried, 2014 WARM graduate
Percent of WARM graduates practice in Wisconsin
Percent of WARM graduates have gone into primary care
Helping students make a difference in their home communities
"I chose WARM because I was greatly interested in working for a rural, Tribal community, so WARM seemed like a great fit for me to achieve my educational goals. I was also excited that WARM was willing to work with our Native American Center for Health Professions to find ways to provide me with opportunities to rotate in our Wisconsin Tribal clinics."
After completing her undergraduate in Milwaukee, Phoebe Devitt decided she wanted a return to rural life so she earned her MD from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where she participated in the WARM rural medicine program. Devitt returned from her residency to work in Viroqua, where her strong connections to the area have provided her a special opportunity to care for her community.
Bre Anna Nagle
Upon graduating from WARM and completing residency, Nagle returned to work in Waupun, near her childhood community of Fox Lake, where some of her patients are familiar faces from her youth.
Though she had long been interested in a career in health care, Peterson's interest in rural medicine solidified while studying health disparities at UW-Madison. Peterson graduated from the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine in 2014 and now works in family medicine at The American Center and Beaver Dam clinic for UW Health.
The WARM curriculum focuses on developing physician skills that are most vital to the needs of rural communities.
Help close the rural health disparities gap