Additional Educational Opportunities

Additional Educational Opportunities 2017-10-26T12:50:15+00:00

In addition to our formal education programs, the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (UW DFMCH) offers many other exciting learning and teaching opportunities for students, residents, and practicing clinicians.

The Dr. Martin and Charlotte Gallagher Scholarship for Prolotherapy

Thanks to donor generosity, the DFMCH has established the Dr. Martin and Charlotte Gallagher Scholarship for Prolotherapy. The scholarship provides exposure to the academic principles and clinical practice of prolotherapy for University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health residents and fellows; priority is given to DFMCH residents or fellows.

The UW Prolotherapy Education and Research Lab (UW PEARL)

Directed by David Rabago, MD, a National Institutes of Health-trained clinician-scientist, UW PEARL is an interdisciplinary collaboration of clinicians evaluating prolotherapy for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Student Scholars Award Program

Donor generosity also allows us to offer several scholarship awards for medical students, family medicine residents and preceptors. Each award has specific criteria, but all focus on supporting family medicine, community service and/or the care of underserved populations.

Medical Student Summer Opportunities

Medical students interested in extra family medicine learning opportunities can apply for our summer research and clinical assistantship  or our summer externship in Peekskill, New York.

Physician Teaching Opportunities

Our Office of Medical Student Education provides a variety of flexible teaching opportunities for practicing family physicians. You can supervise students on site in outreach clinics for the underserved, or provide a longitudinal clinical experience in your office. We design the opportunities so that even the busiest clinician can become a valued member of the DFMCH’s teaching team.

Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH)

The Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health (TRIUMPH) program is a focus within the MD Program curriculum at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). Aimed at third- and fourth-year SMPH students who are committed to providing health care for urban populations and to reducing health disparities, it integrates clinical medicine and community and public health experiences in Madison and Milwaukee.

Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM)

The Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM) is a four-year rural education program within the MD Program curriculum at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). By admitting students who intend to practice rural medicine—and providing them with skills and opportunities to practice in a rural setting—the program helps increase the number of rural physicians in Wisconsin and helps improve the health of rural Wisconsin communities.

Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program (WRPRAP)

The Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program (WRPRAP) collaborates with rural health advocates, community clinicians, and residency educators throughout Wisconsin to develop educational experiences that foster understanding of, and interest in, rural medical practice among new physicians.

prolotherapy opportunities

The Dr. Martin and Charlotte Gallagher Scholarship for Prolotherapy supports participation in the Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation’s Annual Prolotherapy Conference and Research Symposium, plus a service-learning trip to Honduras.

Above, Alexandra (Sasha) Ilkevitch, MD, the first recipient of the scholarship, practices the technique in Honduras. “This scholarship enables you to participate in a great immersion prolotherapy experience,” she said. “You will become proficient in doing basic prolotherapy techniques for many of the major body joints, especially knees and shoulders.”