Excellence and Equity. Forward Together.

For those who want to change the world of medicine, the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine is the best place to learn, teach, discover, and work.

Together, we elevate everyone through individualized training, meaningful mentorship, and opportunities to innovate with the best minds at our university and across the nation.

Dr. Ed Vasilevskis smiling during a department leadership retreat
Closeup of white lab coat with Department of Medicine logo and stethoscope
Fueled by an ethos of excellence, a passion for health equity and an unwavering commitment to the Wisconsin Idea, together we propel today’s trailblazers forward to create a healthier future for all.


Residency. Home to the UW Internal Medicine Residency Program, we boast excellent fellowship matches, job placement and boards pass rates.

Fellowship. The Department of Medicine is home to 22 outstanding fellowship programs. Our fellows are among the best and brightest from around the country, and we train them to become physician-leaders of the future.

Mentorship. Many faculty members serve as research mentors and provide classroom and clinical instruction for undergraduate, graduate school and medical school students.

Former chief resident and current Hematology and Oncology fellow Caroline Burkey, MD, lectures at a white board during Morning Report


in extramural grants in FY23
in the nation
for NIH funding awards to departments of internal medicine in 2023
published papers in 2023
studies currently underway
Zhouyuan Shen, a research assistant in Dr. Mark Burkard's lab, looks through a gel at the lab bench

Clinical Care

Together with our partners, we provide patient-centered care that raises the standard of care in our communities and provides health and equity for all. 

For the 13th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Wisconsin Hospitals on its Best Hospitals list as the best in Wisconsin. 

It also rated three Department of Medicine subspecialties—geriatrics, gastroenterology and GI surgery, and pulmonology and lung surgery—among the best in the nation, and two subspecialties—cancer and cardiology—as high performing.

Elizabeth Holden, NP, and Lisa Jones, MD, MPH, look at a chart in the Gastroenterology Clinic
The Department of Medicine is the largest academic department at the University of Wisconsin.
We have 11 divisions and approximately 1200 faculty and staff.