University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health


Our program offers considerable flexibility on scheduling and rotations. You'll select rotations and electives from an array of options, and program leaders and chief residents help you individualize your schedules to meet your training goals and career plans. You'll also be able to schedule key clinical and research opportunities in advance of interviewing for your next position, in order to maximize your portfolio.

Residents on rotations

Inpatient Experience

  • General Medicine wards
  • Hematology ward
  • ICU
  • Cardiology ward/CCU
  • Cardiology consults
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Endocrinology consults
  • Gastroenterology consults
  • General Medicine consults
  • Hematology consults
  • Hepatology consults
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Infectious Disease consults
  • Nephrology consults
  • Rheumatology consults
  • Palliative Care
  • Procedures
  • Pulmonary consults
  • Transplant Medicine

Outpatient Experience

A three-year general medicine continuity clinic begins in the second rotation of your intern year. You'll be fully responsible for the care of your outpatients year-round, and will be supervised by one faculty mentor—selected based on teaching evaluations—for all three years. You'll work closely with faculty to monitor and improve preventive and chronic disease patient care outcomes in your practice.

During consult months, residents attend outpatient clinics in that specialty area.

One of our most popular electives is a second continuity practice in a specialty clinic of your choice in your PG-2 and PG-3 years. Residents enjoy experiencing the outpatient aspect of various subspecialties, participating in care and working one-on-one with faculty experts. Graduates say they are much better prepared for fellowship and general medicine practice having had this experience.

All second continuity clinics, 75 percent of the general medicine continuity clinics, and all block outpatient experiences are scheduled during times when interns and residents are not on units or wards. Interns are excused from clinic pre- and post-call.

In addition to continuity clinics, we offer the following outpatient elective rotations:

  • Dermatology clinic
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Exercise Treadmill Testing
  • General Medicine clinics
  • Geriatrics
  • Hospice
  • Oncology clinics
  • University (Student) Health Services
  • Subspecialty clinics, including: Allergy, Cardiology, Diabetes, Endocrine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hematology, Infectious Disease/HIV, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Pulmonary, Rheumatology
  • Transitions in Care
  • Women's Health clinic
  • Urgent Care

Educational and Elective Time

  • Clinical, Translational, Basic Science, and Health Services Research electives
  • Public Health elective
  • Clinical Elective in any field
  • Global Health elective
  • Rotation for systems-based practice, patient safety, quality improvement project
  • Laboratory-based research elective
  • Education projects and educator curricula

Rotations at a variety of outpatient sites are also available for residents who wish to participate in community service. Experiences available include Madison-based clinics for the underserved, rural medicine, Eldercare, Hospice and a homeless shelter. Residents also have elected to work with medical students in the MEDIC program serving the homeless.