Considering a career in internal medicine?

Internal medicine blends the art and science of patient care to help people live their healthiest lives. From primary care to subspecialty practice—in inpatient and outpatient settings—your options are boundless.
Our medical student education office is here to ensure that you have an outstanding educational experience and help you navigate your path forward.

Closeup of Associate Vice Chair for Education Laura Zakowski, MD, writing on a flipchart

Meet Our Team

Associate Vice Chair for Education (DOM)

Integrated Acute Care Block Leader (SMPH)

Provides strategic leadership on internal medicine educational goals, knowledge, content, teaching and faculty development.

Director, Phase 3 Curriculum (DOM)

Director, Inpatient Acting Internship (SMPH)

Leads internal medicine course development and evaluation for Phase 3 medical students.

Acute Care Assistant Block Leader (DOM)

Provides internal medicine knowledge, content, and teaching expertise in the medical student Acute Care course.

Academic Program Manager

Manages implementation of internal medicine curriculum, processes, policies for medical students.

Health Professions Education Coordinator

Coordinates medical students on internal medicine rotations in Phase 3 electives.

Health Professions Education Coordinator

Coordinates medical students on internal medicine rotations in Phase 2 Acute Care/Chronic and Preventative Care courses, as well as the Phase 3 Medicine Inpatient Acting Internship.

Visiting Students

The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine (UW DOM) welcomes fourth-year medical students from LCME-accredited and AOA-accredited schools across the nation to participate in select electives. 

Medical students interested in internal medicine are encouraged to apply. 

We offer two-week electives between September and February. These courses are clinical or online. Please visit the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Visiting Medical Student website to review qualifications.  

Interested students should submit the following documents to the DOM UME Health Professions Education Coordinator Abigail Rudzianis at

  • Current CV
  • Letter of Interest describing personal or professional reasons for selecting the elective and wanting to visit

After we review the documents and students have completed the Visiting Students Learning Opportunities (VSLO) application, a member of the DOM undergraduate medical education team will contact applicants directly to confirm acceptance. 


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