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About MEDiC

MEDiC is a student-run program of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Health professions students and volunteer clinicians offer free health care to underserved populations at four student-run clinics, and MEDiC partners with three other free clinics.

Through MEDiC, student volunteers put their knowledge and skills into practice, faculty engage in a unique and rewarding teaching experience, and individuals without access to health care receive free services.

MEDiC’s first clinic at Grace Church men’s shelter opened in 1991. Since then, the program has continued to grow through the dedication of students, physician volunteers, administrative support and community partners. In January 2010, MEDiC officially became a recognized program of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Fulfilling the Wisconsin Idea

More than 100 years ago, the phrase “Wisconsin Idea” was born to express our state’s collective values and UW–Madison’s commitment to collaborate with the people of Wisconsin, sharing knowledge and resources in order to improve lives everywhere. Through MEDiC, health professions students and clinicians work together with community partners to improve lives beyond the classroom.

Interdisciplinary Care

Medical, physician assistant, nursing, pharmacy and physical therapy students are represented on MEDiC Council and volunteer in MEDiC clinics. MEDiC provides a unique, authentic learning opportunity for students early in their education.

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