From treating individual patients to improving the health of populations, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health's reach is visible through education, research, patient care and community service happening across all corners of the state. Service is engrained in the school's mission and it's what drives our faculty, students and staff to move health care Forward.

Ingrained in our culture

A belief that universities should significantly contribute to the betterment of their communities―commonly articulated at UW as simply the "Wisconsin Idea"―influences the School of Medicine and Public Health from its core. A commitment to service is not only a major part of the school's mission but a also passion for its students and faculty.
The Wisconsin Partnership Program represents the school's commitment to improve the health and well-being of people in Wisconsin. The Partnership Program reaches beyond campus to improve the health of Wisconsinites by funding innovative research, education programs and community partnerships.
Remarkable Healthcare
National surveys consistently rank University Hospital among the finest academic medical centers in the United States. Long recognized as a leader in cancer care, pediatrics, ophthalmology, surgical specialties and organ transplantation, the services at our UW Health hospitals and clinics are comprehensive and wide-ranging.

Translating research into practice

Dozens of laboratories, centers and institutes affiliated with the School of Medicine and Public Health focus on bringing the latest knowledge into clinical practice and health policy.

Population Health Institute

The mission of the UW Population Health Institute is to translate research for policy and practice. The institute advances health and well-being for all by developing and evaluating interventions and promoting evidence-based approaches to policy and practice at the local, state and national levels. The institute works across the full spectrum of factors that contribute to health.

Institute for Clinical and Translational Research

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research research was created to foster the transformation of research discoveries into real-life community practice by providing resources and services that support researchers.

Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute strives to foster collaboration and cooperation within the scientific, treatment and caregiving communities to benefit the people whose lives are afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease.

Educating to address gaps

From urban and rural health to poverty, the School of Medicine and Public Health recognizes gaps in equity exist in access to educational, social and health care services. That's why the school uses its education programs to improve the health of communities, providing patient care to underserved populations and fighting against physician and public health worker shortages.