The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health offers a variety of electives for Med 1-4 students. See a complete listing of Med 4 electives and other electives.

How to Apply

UW Madison Students

UW medical students must have completed third year required course work and passed Med 3 exams, including YEPSA, prior to starting a 4th-year family medicine elective. To request an elective, complete the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH) supplemental application on OASIS.

  1. Priority placement is offered through the SMPH lottery system.
  2. You will be notified whether your request can be accommodated.

Visiting U.S. Students

Students who have successfully completed 3rd-year coursework from their medical or osteopathic schools in the U.S. and are U.S. citizens may also apply for Madison-area and statewide electives.

  1. Complete DFMCH on-line supplemental application and upload to VSAS.
  2. Complete the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) .
  3. VSAS will notify you and DFMCH when your application is approved.
  4. You will be notified by DFMCH with available elective options.

Contact Us

Joyce Jeardeau, ACUME
OMSE Medical Student Programs Coordinator
Email: Contact
(608) 263-1334