University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Training Facilities

Hospitals and Clinics

Residents gain comprehensive inpatient and outpatient experience at three unique clinical sites. At each, third- or fourth-year medical students are assigned as clinical clerks or sub-interns to nearly every service. All residents participate in instruction of the students assigned to their services.

All three sites have ample ancillary services for blood drawing, IVs and patient escort. Each also has fully functioning electronic medical records, plus computer terminals on all wards and clinics that provide access to patient data from prior visits and studies, information systems, the internet, and databases of laboratory and pharmacy data.  

University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

VA Hospital

UW Hospitals and Clinics, which comprises the Madison hospitals of UW Health, is a nationally recognized medical center that's consistently ranked the #1 hospital in Wisconsin. Its flagship University Hospital is a regional referral center that's home to a Level One adult and pediatric trauma center, one of the nation's largest organ transplant programs and the National Cancer Institute-designated UW Carbone Cancer Center.

William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

VA Hospital

Physically connected to University Hospital is the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, one of the top-ranked VA hospitals in the nation. Our VA hospital has some of the best health care outcomes in the national VA system, consistently ranking in the top 10 percent for subspecialty care access and quality performance measures.

UnityPoint Health–Meriter Hospital

UnityPoint Health-Meriter

UnityPoint Health–Meriter is a highly rated community hospital located one mile from UW Hospital and Clinics. It has received national and regional awards from several organizations for achieving high-quality patient care outcomes. 

Resident parking is available adjacent to the UW and VA hospitals at a reduced price. Parking at UnityPoint Health–Meriter is free for residents.


Ebling Library at HSLC

Excellent library services are available at the physically attached Health Sciences Learning Center's Ebling Library. Residents also have their own library located near the wards, with access to extensive online text and journal references 24 hours a day.

All wards and clinics have terminals with education programs, clinical and differential diagnosis materials, pharmacology information and access to the hospital intranet.

Our department also houses learning materials on topics important to internal medicine training, including over 3,500 Board preparation questions, a three-year ambulatory core curriculum, video-captured lectures spanning the field of internal medicine, and reading materials that overarch the practice of medicine.