A DPT instructor demonstrates palpation skills on student's shoulder in front of a class
Feature Story
October 23, 2023 VOL 25 NO 3

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.

Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar
Feature Story
October 23, 2023 VOL 25 NO 3

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.

Students practice carrying a person on a spinal board together
Feature Story
April 12, 2023 VOL 25 NO 1

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 with her mom and stepdad
Student Life
April 12, 2023 VOL 25 NO 1

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.

María Cecilia Abreu González, Patricia Téllez-Girón, and Gabriella Geige
Feature Story
April 12, 2023 VOL 25 NO 1

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).

A group of NACHP graduates and their supporters
Feature Story
January 13, 2023 VOL 24 NO 4

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.

Kaissa Sylla
Student Life
January 12, 2023 VOL 24 NO 4

Kaïssa Sylla’s Experiences Growing Up in Guinea Provide Career Inspiration

Kaïssa Sylla's experiences growing up in Guinea provide career inspiration

Kyla Lee and medical students
November 17, 2022 VOL 24 NO 3

Kyla Lee’s Reflective Style Guides Her Actions

Lee aims to strengthen the school by building relationships between students and alumni.

María Cecilia Abreu González
Student Life
November 17, 2022 VOL 24 NO 3

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.

People meeting at an event registration table
Student Life
April 20, 2022 VOL 24 NO 1

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 portrait
Impactful Giving
January 6, 2022 VOL 23 NO 4

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
August 10, 2021 VOL 23 NO 2

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.