University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health


Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the University of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Residency Program. UW–Madison and the Department of Medicine have a well-deserved reputation of outstanding clinical training and educational innovation, and I'm excited to continue and help expand upon it.

I’m so proud of the quality of our program. Our rigorous, comprehensive clinical experiences will make you an outstanding internist, no matter where your post-residency life takes you. Here, learners and faculty are partners, and we work collaboratively so that you can become the best physician you can be.

We also have a wonderful culture based on flexibility and mentorship. We personalize our training to match your individual needs and goals, provide unparalleled coaching every step of the way, and measure success by the accomplishments of our graduates.

Finally, we truly value resident well-being. We help you integrate the personal and professional parts of your life, take care of yourself, and thrive.

I’m an educator at heart. I love having longitudinal relationships with learners, teaching and modeling skills, seeing professional identities form, and celebrating long-term career successes. I look forward to getting to know you, and invite you to get in touch if we can answer questions or help you in any way.

Andrew Coyle, MD
Program Director


Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to Madison! 

I am delighted you are interested in the internal medicine residency program at the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine. As chair, it’s such a privilege to work with each new class of talented residents.

Drs. Coyle, Lavin, and I—along with all of our energetic and engaged residency faculty—support and propel our trainees to become leaders in clinical care, education and research.

Our residency program is guided by the Wisconsin Idea: the philosophy that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of our walls. A guiding principle of the University of Wisconsin for more than a century, the Wisconsin Idea permeates our residency, our department, our school and our university. It serves as our mandate to improve the health of communities throughout the region and beyond, and symbolizes our long-standing commitment to public service.

We work closely to ensure a robust educational experience for all of our residents. Our full spectrum of training opportunities includes a categorical residency with numerous special-interest and learner-directed pathways, a primary care track and a physician-scientist program.

I’m especially proud that our graduates have gone onto successful careers as primary care and subspecialty clinicians, academic physician scientists, public health practitioners, and everything in between. Whatever your interests, we make sure you get the skills and experiences you need to pursue the career of your dreams.

What’s more, your training takes place in a welcoming environment built on a love of learners and learning. Innovation, inclusivity, well-being and mentorship are hallmarks of our program. We teach the value of professionalism and the importance of approaching patients and families with beneficence and integrity. And we treat each other with kindness and good humor.

We seek compassionate physicians who enjoy being part of an integrated multidisciplinary health care team, who want to provide outstanding care for people with diverse backgrounds, and who will become future leaders in medicine.

On behalf of the UW Department of Medicine, I’m excited to introduce you to our program and to our wonderful city—a great place to live and learn. The opportunities that await you here are phenomenal.

Again, thank you for your interest and we look forward to meeting and learning more about you.

Lynn M. Schnapp, MD, ATSF
George R. and Elaine Love Professor
Chair, Department of Medicine
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine