Welcome to the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s Office of Medical Student Education! We are committed to excellence in medical student education.

Our group of faculty, staff, and community-based teachers are involved in all aspects of student education, from required courses (PDS and M1 & M2 Preceptorship and CPC) and electives to student organizations (FMIG, MEDiC, DOC).

We also offer programs to introduce you to the breadth of family medicine (Summer Research and Clinical Assistantship, Summer Externship), a procedures fair, and a medical student advising program.

Take a few minutes to explore our website and get to know more about our programs. You will find that we have a lot to offer!

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  1. Educate all medical students about the core principles of family medicine and the role of family physicians in the health care system.
  2. Continue active leadership roles in medical school curriculum and program development.
  3. Support student interest in family medicine careers and offer elective programs which increase student exposure to family medicine.
  4. Conduct scholarship and research about family medicine education.
  5. Work for continual improvement in all programs and activities.
  6. Create a positive working environment by communicating, collaborating and developing supportive working relationships among family medicine faculty and staff.

Statewide Education Locations

Map last updated: November 2018

DFMCH Receives AAFP 'Top 10 Award' for Matching Medical Students into Family Medicine
Recognized by AAFP with a ‘Top 10 Award’ for Matching Medical Students into Family Medicine


Dept of Family Medicine and Community Health
Office of Medical Student Education

600 Highland
L5-1 Clinical Science Center
Madison, WI 53792

Phone: (608) 263-1334
Fax: (608) 265-1103

Mark Beamsley, MD
Director of Medical Student Education
Email: Contact

Christa Pittner-Smith, MD
Associate Director of Internship Preparation
Email: Contact

Jill Costello
DFMCH Medical Student Scheduling Liaison
CHEP Coordinator
Department Coordinator Chronic and Preventative Care Block
Email: Contact
(608) 263-0427
Fax: (608) 265-1103

Nicole Watson
OMSE Medical Student Programs Coordinator
Email: Contact
(608) 263-1334
Fax: (608) 265-1103