The PA Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health offers a variety of services and resources to support students during their education. Below is a list of resources offered through the school and campus.

Student handbook

The PA student handbook contains information on policies and processes applicable to students in the program.

MyUW*

The central location for all your personal UW information, including courses, email, student center (financial account, financial aid, academic records, etc.).

Educational technology

CANVAS

CANVAS is a web-based learning management system. It is used by UW-Madison educators and students to access and manage online course learning materials, quizzes and discussion board

OASIS

Online Access to Student Information and Scheduling (OASIS) is where you will find your daily/weekly class schedule.

Academic help

Academic support

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) at the UW-School of Medicine and Public Health wants every student to be successful. SASS offers students help with:

  • concentration, reading, test taking, time management and memory skills
  • disability accommodations
  • exam preparation and test anxiety
  • learning styles, note taking and study methods based on learning styles
  • tutor services

Accommodations

For students exploring disability-related accommodations for the first time or have a previously identified need for accommodations. The McBurney Disability Resource Center is committed to creating an accessible inclusive educational experience for students.

Library resources

Ebling Library

Ebling Library is the medical library at UW-Madison, located in the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC), it has extended hours for students pursuing degrees in the medical professions.

UW-Madison Libraries

There are more than 20 libraries on the UW-Madison campus with available study spaces.

Health and wellness

Resources are available for students at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health to help maintain physical and mental health.

University Health Services (UHS)

Your health is critical to your success in medical scool. University Health Services offers high-quality medical high-quality medical care, prevention, and wellness services to all UW–Madison students, including health professional students. Medical services include a primary care clinic and specialty clinics for immunizations, women’s health, travel, and sexual health. For students with complex or unstable conditions requiring other types of specialty care, UHS can refer to providers off campus utilizing personal insurance.

Inclusion and belonging

We recognize the ways in which the deeply entrenched historical, social, and cultural impacts of systemic racism, social injustice, and structural inequities manifest in the experiences and learning of our students in the health care field. Acknowledging these challenges, Students Services works to sustain a diverse and inclusive community. We are committed to challenging discrimination and addressing these disparities and inequities.

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Student Services Coordinator within Student Services is dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging among students in the School. The Coordinator offers:

  • Support services and specialized culturally aware advising and mentorship for students who identify as historically underrepresented in medicine, or come from other marginalized backgrounds;
  • The availability to meet one-on-one with students looking for support around issues of identity;
  • Guidance for students to maximize the experiences and resources at the School to enhance their personal growth, development, and academic success;
  • Safe spaces for all students to discuss and deepen their understanding around issues of DEI

Working collaboratively with the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP), we create programs and host social and cultural events that celebrate and promote diversity; build community; facilitate networking; connect incoming students with diverse faculty-role models; and support underrepresented in medicine student organizations.

Mistreatment hurts everyone

All School of Medicine and Public Health community members are responsible for upholding the school’s Shared Guidelines for Professional Conduct. If you experience or witness behavior contrary to the expectations set forth in those guidelines, there are several possible options depending on what has occurred, the role(s) of those involved, whether informal or formal resolution is pursued, and whether anonymity is desired.

Student health insurance plan

Comprehensive health coverage, available for UW-Madison students and scholars.

Technology

DoIT

DoIT is a center of campus IT operations, providing IT services and support to faculty, staff and students as well as their schools, divisions, departments and units.

Tuition and financial aid

*Also see MyUW: Student Center (UW NetID required)

Professional organizations

Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants (WAPA)

Comprised of more than 2,600 Wisconsin PAs, WAPA supports careers of our members and promote the PA profession.

American Academy of PAs

A national professional society for PAs. It represents more than 131,000 PAs across all medical and surgical specialties across the country. AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve.

PA Student Leadership: Student American Academy of PAs (SAAPA)

Part of the American Academy of PAs, SAAPA has student chapters across the nation. The Student Academy’s Assembly of Representatives annually elects and appoints PA student leaders who represent PA students around the country. For information on the UW-Madison student chapter contact the PA Program Office.

Other organizations