Madison Residency Program -- University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine

Contact Information

Madison Residency Program -- University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine
1100 Delaplaine Ct.
Madison, WI 53715

Description of Program

The Madison Residency Program's "Community and Global Health Pathway" integrates preparation for international experiences into the broader context of education, Family Medicine and Public Health. The program's core rotation in community medicine can be configured to focus on global health. Mentors support residents to do rotations in a wide range of international locations and relevant course work at the University of Wisconsin can also be facilitated.

Location(s) of program: Formal international experiences are available in Belize, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Norway, Thailand, Uganda, and Vietnam. Individual experiences have been arranged in Afghanistan, China, England, Kosovo, Pakistan, Poland and other countries.

Description of field experience: Variable durations and activities that range from HIV outreach (Uganda) to musculoskeletal medicine/prolotherapy (Honduras), to integrative medicine (Mexico, China), to community health (Vietnam) to general clinical care (Belize, Ecuador).

Description of didactics: The University of Wisconsin Center for Global Health has coursework available that can lead to obtaining a certificate of completion from the Center or can be applied to an MPH degree. Opportunities exist for residents in the residency's Community and Global Health Pathway to organize their clinical schedules to facilitate enrollment in some of these courses.

Cost to individual resident: Residents may utilize their annually allocated Professional Development funds to pay for global health activities (PG1=$500, PG2=$750, PG3=$1,000). Remaining costs, including tuition, are the responsibility of the resident.

Number of residents who have participated in the last two years: 5

Description of faculty involvement: Several faculty members serve as mentors for interested residents. They provide both group education and individual guidance. The director of the UW Center for Global Health (Dr. Cindy Haq) is a member of the residency faculty.

Does the program accept medical students for trips? No

Does the program accept residents from outside the program for trips? No

Approximate time of year/duration of trips: Year-round opportunities

Who to contact if interested in applying:

Michelle Grosch
Education Coordinator