University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Research in the Internal Medicine Residency

All University of Wisconsin internal medicine residents participate in a scholarly project during training, ranging from reviews of clinical topics to clinical or basic science research.

Residents have access to all the resources of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, which is consistently ranked in the top 10 national research rankings for public and private universities

In addition, the UW School of Medicine and Public Health ranks in the top 25 U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding. The Department of Medicine is also consistently ranked among the top departments of internal medicine in the nation for NIH funding, and all 11 of our subspecialty divisions are robustly engaged in research activities.

Research Opportunities for Residents

Here are some of the ways we support resident research.

  • We provide up to 12 weeks in the PG-2 and PG-3 year to pursue research/scholarship.
  • Our associate program director for research meets with all interns and is regularly available to discuss projects and connect residents to mentors and projects throughout the department and campus.
  • We provide individualized training in evidence-based practice skills and presentations.
  • We cover expenses for residents presenting research at regional or national meetings.
  • The program and department provide (free of charge) support with IRB submissions and statistical analysis for any resident research project.

View residents' scholarly activity in 2022-2023 (PDF)

Research Centers

Major Centers and Institutes
Discipline-Specific Centers


Alzheimer's Disease:






Cardiovascular Medicine:

Clinical Trials:

Developmental Disabilities:



Healthcare Systems Engineering

Primate Research:


Public Health, Population Health and Health Disparities:


Stem Cells:





Graduate Research Training Programs