The WARM program is competitive, admitting 26 new students a year. Applicants must have a strong commitment to practice medicine in rural Wisconsin. Admission is limited to U.S. citizens or permanent residents from the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota or Michigan. Wisconsin residents who apply will automatically also be considered for the regular MD Program if not selected for WARM.


Percent of WARM graduates practice in Wisconsin


Percent of WARM graduates have gone into primary care

Training students to succeed in rural communities

The WARM curriculum focuses on developing physician skills that are most vital to the needs of rural communities.
Helping students make a difference in their home communities
Learn from four current students about what drew them to the WARM program and what has enriched their medical school experience from clinical rotations to the relationships they have fostered.

Our graduates

Scholarships and financial aid

WARM students have access to scholarships, the majority awarded to M3 and M4 students. These recognize demonstrated leadership, humanitarian instincts and public health concepts. The Wisconsin Office of Rural Health manages loan repayment programs available to graduates who practice in rural areas including the Health Professions Loan Assistant Program and Rural Physician Loan Assistance Program.
We're here to help. Contact the admissions and program team at the Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine.