The Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine is a rural education program within the MD Program curriculum at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison. Admission into the program is competitive and students must have a strong commitment to practice medicine in rural Wisconsin.
Admission is limited to applicants whose state of legal residence is Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois or Iowa. All applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Wisconsin residents who apply to the program will automatically also be considered for the regular MD Program in the Wisconsin resident applicant pool.
Applicants who are legal residents of Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois or Iowa will be considered for the regular MD Program upon recommendation by the WARM admissions committee.
There are several resources available that may assist Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine students with financial aid, fellowships, scholarships and loan repayment options:
- Health Professions Loan Assistance Program
- National Health Service Corps
- Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation