Far and Wide with Physical Therapy
Jeff Hartman, PT, DPT, MPH ’06, says he made the best professional decision of his career when he was a physical therapist practicing in Sierra Leone in 2004. He was one of only four licensed physical therapists there immediately after a brutal, 11-year civil war. The traumatized nation was under the control of United Nations peacekeepers at the time.
Preventive Medicine Residency: Training to Improve Wellness
While much has changed in the world of public health since the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) launched its Preventive Medicine Residency Program nearly a decade ago, the program’s commitment to training Wisconsin’s next generation of physicians has not wavered.
Rural MD Track Focuses on Underserved Populations and Under-Resourced Settings
In Wisconsin, only seven percent of physicians have rural practices, according to the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce in 2021.
Brittany Rodriguez Realizing Her Dream in Medical School
Brittany Rodriguez had not told her mom and stepdad she was considering medical school when she mailed them her acceptance letter from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She had not intended to keep it a secret, but she felt the need to keep the dream to herself until it became real.
BEAM Program Builds Equitable Mentorship for Underrepresented Medical Students
Jasmine Love remembers wanting to become a physician at an early age. Now she’s a fourth-year medical student who will earn her medical degree in May 2023 at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH).
Native American Center for Health Professions Celebrates 10 Years of Success
Over its 10 years, the center boasts a 100 percent graduation rate for all health professions students and a 100 percent success rate for Native medical students who participate in residency match.
Kaïssa Sylla’s Experiences Growing Up in Guinea Provide Career Inspiration
Kaïssa Sylla's experiences growing up in Guinea provide career inspiration
Kyla Lee’s Reflective Style Guides Her Actions
Lee aims to strengthen the school by building relationships between students and alumni.
Life Experiences Lead to Career in Medicine and Public Health
A wide range of experiences led Gonzalez to Madison from her upbringing in Puerto Rico.
Master of Public Health Students Are Champions of Change
The program's Applied Practice Experience provides an opportunity for students to define their future careers and to put didactic learning into practice in a community-based setting.
Karges Family Psychiatry Scholarship Encourages Mental Health Trainees
Steve and Lynn Karges understand firsthand the importance of a community having quality psychiatric providers. Scholarship recipient Raizman Velasquez, MD, aims to expand quality care to the Latinx community.
Elaine Alarid Nurtures the Next Generation of Mentors
From her earliest days as a budding scientist, Alarid says she’s always had someone in her corner, which has made all the difference.