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University of Wisconsin (School of Medicine and Public Health )

At the beginning of this century, Charles R. Van Hise vowed that the impact of the University of Wisconsin would be felt at the very boundaries of the state. This "Wisconsin Idea" has been expressed in many ways but nowhere more vividly than through programs of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. With a mission to meet the health needs of Wisconsin and beyond, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health established a statewide campus extending to every corner of Wisconsin, bringing better health care to all our communities.

Recognized as an international, national and statewide leader in educating physicians, investigating the causes of disease, exploring innovative solutions to medical problems and translating research into compassionate patient care, UW School of Medicine and Public Health seeks to attract the very best students, educators and researchers in pursuit of our mission.

Although we train students to work in every area of patient care and research, UW School of Medicine and Public Health has chosen seven areas of medicine on which to focus our resources. These include Aging, Cancer, Cardiovascular and Respiratory Sciences, Neuroscience, Population and Community Health Sciences, Rural Health and Women's Health. Through programs that are interdisciplinary and translational, we are at the vanguard of today's medicine and tomorrow's cures.

UW School of Medicine and Public Health offers students, educators and researchers access to all of the benefits of a preeminent public research university. In addition, the school has strong partnerships with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, whose programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation; and the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, one of the 10 largest physician practice groups in the country. These relationships afford students, teachers and researchers opportunities available only at top ranked academic medical centers.

We moved most of our administrative and teaching facilities to the new Health Sciences Learning Center in the fall of 2004, and are in the midst of an ambitious project to build new research facilities on the UW-Madison campus, ensuring that our tradition of innovative medical education and research continues.

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health will achieve preeminence through exemplary statewide educational programs and expansion of excellent interdisciplinary research, taking advantage of emerging world class facilities, while enhancing high quality service in our outstanding healthcare system.

Education is central to the mission of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Our students explore virtually all areas of medicine in a variety of settings--from a research hospital to community clinics, sophisticated laboratories to emergency rooms. They join graduate students, residents, fellows and post-doctoral students in learning from a faculty of internationally acclaimed teachers in 25 basic science and clinical departments.

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health boasts an innovative learning environment that emphasizes new methods of teaching and assessment. The school's ground-breaking methods have been adopted by peer institutions around the United States. For example, our Generalist Partners Program, now an integral part of our first- and second-year curriculum in the Patient, Doctor and Society course, was the first of its kind in the nation to integrate community-based, primary care physicians in teaching introductory clinical skills to first- and second-year students. Students are assigned to clinics around the region to observe doctors and to interact with patients to develop basic skills in communication and ethics.

Wireless technology and multimedia resources are integrated into a range of learning environments. Our courses are taught by dedicated, caring faculty who are professionally active in a wide range of research.

Our "statewide campus" includes clinical training sites in nine communities throughout Wisconsin, with principal locations in Madison, La Crosse, Marshfield and Milwaukee. The statewide campus also assures an optimal patient load and interaction with clinical faculty and house staff. Housing and parking are provided free for students at each away site.

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has the largest research commitment of any school or college on the UW-Madison campus, receiving more than $240 million in research support in fiscal 2004. Approximately 1,200 faculty members work in 25 departments and 18 centers and institutes, and have active research programs covering virtually every aspect of basic or clinical biomedical research. Internationally recognized centers include the UW Comprehensive Cancer Center and its associated McArdle Research Laboratory, former home of the late Howard Temin, the 1975 co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of reverse transcriptase.

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Office of Research and Graduate Studies assists faculty in all phases of research administration. The staff provides information on funding opportunities (SPIN, IREX, IRIS), assists with proposal preparation, and reviews and approves all research proposals originating within the school. In addition, material transfer agreements and confidentiality agreements are reviewed by this office. Other support services managed by this office include clinical trials administration, the investigational review board for human subjects research, creation of media products to enhance research and education, animal care facilities, and technology transfer activities.

School name:University of WisconsinSchool of Medicine and Public Health
Address:750 Highland Avenue
Zip & city:WI 53705 Wisconsin

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School of Medicine and Public Health Courses


* Patient, Doctor and Society I
* Integrated Medical Anatomy
* Biomolecular Chemistry
* Patient, Doctor and Society II
* Principles of Human Physiology
* Neuroscience
* Modular Courses : Medical Genetics. Psychiatry, Population Med. and Epidemiology.


* Patient, Doctor and Society III
* Infection and Immunity I
* Pharmacology I
* Pathophysiology/Modular Courses : General Pathology,
Hematology, Cardiovascular System, Neoplastic Diseases, Respiratory System.
* Patient, Doctor and Society IV
* Infection and Immunity II
* Pharmacology II
* Pathology of Organ Systems
* Pathophysiology/Modular Courses : Clinical Nutrition,
Renal, Gastrointestinal and Hepatology, Endocrine System/Male/Female.


* Medicine
* Surgery
* Primary Care
* Pediatrics
* Ob/Gyn
* Psychiatry


* Medicine Sub-Intern
* Surgery
* Preceptorship
* Electives

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