Students at the 2024 Indigenous Health and Wellness Day event taking the pulse of a medical mannequin
Education
May 20, 2024

Showcasing health careers for Native students

For the 20th anniversary of Indigenous Health and Wellness Day, organizers knew the keynote speaker had to be someone special. They wanted to draw as many middle and high school students as possible to UW–Madison on April 26 for this long-running recruitment event, and they were looking for a person students could relate to, with a compelling story to tell.

2024 MD graduates read from their programs
Education
May 13, 2024

Commitment to healthy people and communities unites 2024 graduates

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health class of 2024 spans numerous fields but its members share a commitment to empathy and compassion, coupled with a dedication to providing remarkable care and performing innovative research. Through the myriad careers ahead of them, these Badgers will maintain commitment to a vision of healthy people and healthy communities.

Rural medicine students students practice delivering babies in a simulation lab in La Crosse, Wisconsin
Education
April 25, 2024

Training doctors for rural practice helps meet statewide need

Dr. Michelle Clark-Forsting always knew she wanted to be a doctor. Growing up in Alma Center, Wisconsin, she worked during the school year as a nursing assistant at nearby Black River Falls Memorial Hospital. Physicians there were her role models. In 2005, she applied to medical school at the University of Wisconsin.

Student smiling with a cow pattern bucket hat at Match Day 2024
Education
March 18, 2024

Bovine-themed Match Day 2024 showcases medical student success

With a strong sense of Badger pride, medical students celebrated Match Day at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health on Friday, March 15. Match Day is the day medical students nationwide learn where they were matched for clinical residency training programs for most specialties.

Ka'Derricka Davis celebrating starting medical school with a bouquet of flowers
Education
August 28, 2023

New medical students’ passion for service evident at 2023 White Coat Ceremony

As incoming medical students described their motivation to pursue studies at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, a common theme arose: the desire to make an impact and give back to their communities. This passion was on full display as the newest Doctor of Medicine (MD) cohort began their journey into the medical profession at the White Coat Investiture Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023.

2023 student speaker Nasser Lubega smiling onstage at MD graduation
Education
May 16, 2023

2023 graduates embrace the challenge of advancing health and health equity

Members of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s class of 2023 followed a myriad of paths to the university to pursue their degrees under one unifying vision: to advance health and health equity. Poised for their next career steps in clinical care, public health, genetic counseling and research, the school’s recent graduates have shown their commitment to remarkable service, outstanding education and innovative research.

Native American Center for Health Professions logo
Education
April 27, 2023

UW Native American Center for Health Professions receives funding to expand recruitment of indigenous students into health professions

A University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health center will be expanding its effort to recruit more American Indian/Alaska Native people into health professions.

Match Day 2023 sign
Education
March 22, 2023

Match Day 2023 brings excitement

Excitement, nerves and anticipation often accompany travel plans — so the student-selected theme of “Where to Next?” was the perfect complement to Match Day at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health on Friday, March 17, the day medical students nationwide learned where they were matched for clinical residency training programs.

Textbooks and a stethoscope
Education
February 14, 2023

UW–Madison health professions schools partnership in continuing education earns reaccreditation with commendation

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP), which offers continuing education for practicing healthcare providers throughout their careers, earned special recognition during its recent reaccreditation cycle.

Nia Foster and fellow first-year students at the white coat ceremony
Education
August 29, 2022

2022 White Coat Ceremony highlights diverse paths to medical school

With hearts and eyes set on the school’s vision of healthy people and healthy communities, incoming medical students at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health began their medical school journey at the White Coat Investiture Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022.

A student excitedly receives their hood at graduation
Education
May 17, 2022

Hope and determination underscore graduation ceremonies

Members of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health class of 2022 have demonstrated their commitment to a critical mission: improve health for all. This goal has inspired a range of accomplishments such as responding to the COVID-19 pandemic through rapid viral sequencing and bioinformatics analysis, creating ways to increase cultural competency in the field of physical therapy, and challenging ableism in medicine.

Sofia Haile embraces her family at the ceremony after she announces that she matched into family medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Education
March 21, 2022

Match Day 2022 brings excitement as medical students learn residency placements

On Friday, March 18, the Health Sciences Learning Center was abuzz with energy as soon-to-graduate UW School of Medicine and Public Health medical students learned where they were matched for clinical residency training programs.