University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Women in Medicine at UW

At UW, women physicians lead and succeed at every stage of their careers. Residents work side-by-side with some of the most influential women in medicine in the nation. Learn more about accomplishments, resources and opportunities, and the work of some of our faculty mentors.


Women find collaboration and success at UW. Preeminent researchers, influential academic leaders, talented medical educators, and physicians who have established groundbreaking clinical programs: the UW environment creates a culture of success for women in medicine. Learn more



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

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.

Faculty Members

Betsy Trowbridge, MDMeet Some of our Faculty Mentors. Collaborative mentors abound among the 138 women faculty members in the Department of Medicine. Mentoring approaches are characterized by both Midwestern approachability and a deep commitment to trainees. Our faculty members are moving the future of medicine forward and bringing our residents with them. Learn more