University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Resources & Programs

The University of Wisconsin-Madison campus hosts programs, workshops, and other resources for women in academic medicine, including:

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Fellowships, Institutes, Programs & Centers

  • Women’s Health Research Fellowship Program: This two-year, full-time fellowship program trains future leaders in academic health sciences, preparing them to engage in research, teaching, and program development that will improve the health of women.
  • Center for Women’s Health Research: The Center conducts an array of scholarly and training activities. It is focused on becoming one of the preeminent academic women’s health centers in the country by: training a diverse cadre of future academic leaders in women’s health, promoting a multidisciplinary agenda in women’s health research including the study of sex and gender differences, and working toward increasing the participation and advancement of women in academic leadership.
  • Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute: Established in 2002, WISELI disseminates best practices in gender equity programming and measurement in higher educational institutions, offering workshops and materials that are in demand by colleges and universities worldwide.
  • Centennial Scholars Program: This UW School of Medicine and Public Health program supports early-career faculty whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at UW.

Training in Women’s Health

There are numerous opportunities for internists who wish to pursue enhanced training in women’s health, facilitated by the strong relationship between the university and the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital. Examples include clinical training at the Women Veterans Health Clinic, ambulatory care training in women’s health at the UW Health West Clinic, and clinical training in outpatient gynecology, high risk obstetrics, student health, osteoporosis management and gastrointestinal disorders in pregnancy.

Employment and Career-Related Resources

Long considered as one of the best places to live and work in the nation (ranked #1 city in the US by Livability in 2015), Madison has a vibrant and diverse regional economy, a broad range of activities from concerts and nightlife to outdoor recreation, outstanding schools, and boasts a #13 national ranking for "Best Foodie Cities."

Madison was ranked #3 Best City for Working Women in the United States in 2015 by Forbes magazine. UW Hospitals and Clinics been ranked as one of the top 100 Employers for Working Parents by Working Mother magazine every year since 2008.

For more information, visit the Madison Regional Economic Partnership. The Greater Madison Visitors and Convention Bureau also provides resources and facts about living in Madison.