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Looking for learning support? Find what you need: UW-Madison offers many kinds of Academic Support. Check them out!
CALS Study Abroad
CALS (College of Agricultural and Life Sciences) Study Abroad offers a variety of international experiences designed to fulfill CALS student academic needs. However, programs are open to UW-Madison students from ALL schools and colleges. These include Short-Term Field Experiences, Summer Research Opportunities, and Semester-Long Exchange Programs at top universities around the world. CALS study abroad programs focus on areas such as sustainable development, food systems, agriculture, health and wellness, community and economic development, and biosciences.
All CALS programs carry UW-Madison academic credit that will appear on your transcript. Most short-term programs also fulfill the undergraduate Certificate in Global Health field experience requirement. A world language background is not required for most programs. With advanced planning, studying abroad — even as a health science student— will not delay your graduation!
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
CALS Career Services
Career Exploration Center
Career advisors in the Career Exploration Center (CEC) help students explore their major and career ideas. Advisors in the CEC support students to make decisions about their futures based on their interests, values, and skills. Explore resources on the CEC website or meet with a career advisor to learn how to strategically explore all of your major and career options, and identify next steps to take in your unique major and career path.
What students have to say about the CEC:
“I love that my CEC advisor listened to me and took everything I said into consideration to help me! The most useful tool I’ve come to thus far at UW!”
“It was incredible and literally saved me from a ton of anxiety and depression. I just genuinely appreciate the conversation so much.”
Come meet with us!
Questions first? Please email Michelle Jackson, Assistant Director of the CEC, at Michelle.Jackson@wisc.edu.
Center for Leadership and Involvement
The Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) is dedicated to supporting students as you develop your leadership capacity. CfLI’s programming is committed to the concept of leadership as the phenomenon of change in beliefs, values and behaviors. Programs are guided by the principle that leadership is an action-oriented endeavor and not necessarily based on position or level of authority. The Center’s leadership development programming focuses on engaging students in diverse experiences and nurtures the practice of reflection. This reflective approach enables students to make meaning of their experiences, learn from mistakes and re-apply successful behavior.
If you are considering a career or further study in the health professions healthcare organizations, graduate programs are looking for people who exhibit strong and diverse leadership skills. At CfLI, we believe leadership can be defined and measured for every individual and we can help you find your leadership style. Past students now working in the health professions have done this through our UW-Madison Leadership Certificate and participating in our leadership development programs.
Questions? Please email us at email@example.com!
Center for Pre-Health Advising
The Center for Pre-Health Advising (CPHA) is a resource for UW-Madison students and alumni as you explore, prepare, and apply to health professional programs. We are dedicated to inclusive, ongoing, personalized, and holistic relationships with advisees — wherever you are on your path to serving others in health care!
Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
International Academic Programs
Add a global perspective to your studies while earning UW-Madison credit towards your degree! Choose from dynamic programs both domestically and abroad – many of which offer internships or research components designed to build your professional skills. UW-Madison International Academic Programs (a.k.a, Study Abroad) focus on global health issues and partner with academic departments to identify programs that are best suited for students in particular majors, including those for Biochemistry, Biology, Genetics & Genomics, Microbiology, and more! Whether participating in-person or virtually, you’ll dive deep into topics by engaging with community members and learning from local experts or UW professors.
Start by exploring available programs and scholarships on our website or meeting with an advisor virtually!
Questions? Please email us at email@example.com or call (608) 265-6329.
And get our latest updates:
- @iapstudyabroad (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)
International Internship Program
The International Internship Program (IIP) is a UW-Madison office that helps current undergraduate students with internships abroad, both in-person and virtually. We can assist & advise students at any stage of the process, from the internship search to logistics like visas, funding, and housing. IIP can also assist with receiving course credit for your internship.
We work with many pre-health students and have internships that appeal to a wide variety of pre-health interests — internships conducting research in Germany or Japan or working with a nonprofit in Ghana on access to menstrual education. If you’re thinking about an international internship, make an appointment with us! We’d love to talk with you about your options.
Questions first? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student Services
International Student Services (ISS) serves UW-Madison students on F and J visas by providing holistic support through advising on immigration, personal, and cultural matters, and by organizing events and activities to support students’ engagement and development within the campus community.
In addition to immigration support for international students on F-1 and J-1 visas, ISS offers a variety of programs and platforms for engagement and actively advocates for the University’s Global Badger community.
Gender and Sexuality Campus Center
The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC) serves LGBTQ+ students and their communities through education, social connection, and advocacy. Students can get involved through our peer mentor program, discussion groups, social and educational programming, and more.
Here at the GSCC we are invested in public health and all health professions! Please check out our Healthy Relationships page for consent, green flags, and prosocial development resources, and make sure you see our TGQ page for more on trans health resources, informed consent, and more.
Come see us in the Red Gym next to Memorial Union from 10a-4p, Monday through Friday!
Questions? Please email us at email@example.com!
McBurney Disability Resource Center
The McBurney Disability Resource Center supports students with disabilities and classroom accommodations on the UW-Madison campus. We work with UW-Madison students with physical, learning, hearing, vision, psychological, health and other disabilities substantially affecting a major life activity (e.g., walking, communicating, learning, seeing, breathing, reading, etc.). As part of the student accommodation process, we work collaboratively with students and instructors to provide and support effective student accommodations.
Questions? Please call Tessa Timler at 608.263.2741.
Morgridge Center for Public Service
The Morgridge Center for Public Service connects University of Wisconsin-Madison students, staff and faculty to local and global communities to build partnerships and solve critical issues through service and learning. In the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea, we believe in building reciprocal relationships with our partners and strong citizens among our student population. The Morgridge Center primarily works with students to access volunteer opportunities, around the Madison area. However, we also offer internship and research opportunities, as well as Community-based Learning courses.
Explore our website to find more information on volunteer opportunities, internships, as well as COVID-19 resources and updates!
Questions? Please email Xai Xiong at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office of Student Financial Aid
The Office of Student Financial Aid helps students learn about funding sources, such as grants, loans, work-study, scholarships, and part-time employment. The office receives the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), determines financial aid eligibility, processes/disburses financial aid to student accounts, adjusts offers when needed, and advises students regarding financial aid and money management.
Figuring out how to pay for graduate and professional school can be very stressful. You are not alone if you have questions and concerns about paying for this education. Please contact our team to get a head start on financial aid in graduate/professional school!
Emma Crawford works closely with graduate and professional students enrolled in UW-Madison’s MD, DPT, PA, MPH, and Genetic Counseling programs. You do not need to be applying to a UW-specific program in order to talk with her. She is happy to help you regardless of where you’re applying!
Questions? Please email Emma at email@example.com or call 608.262.3060.
RUSCH at UW SMPH
The Rural and Urban Scholars in Community Health (RUSCH) program is a partnership of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, Spelman College, the Native American Center for Health Professions (NACHP), UW-Madison. RUSCH is a two-year pathway program designed for pre-health students who aspire to practice medicine in Wisconsin’s rural or urban health professional shortage areas. The program includes an 8-week research placement and an 8-week community health internship. Students receive a stipend for each summer that they successfully complete the program. Participation in the RUSCH program strengthens a student’s preparation for application to the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and its rural or urban training tracks – WARM (Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine) or TRIUMPH (Training in Urban Medicine and Public Health). The program is administered through the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health Office of MD Admissions.
Questions? Please email Melissa Harrell Robinson, Director of Pathway Programs and Recruitment, Office of MD Admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School of Human Ecology Career and Leadership Development
The School of Human Ecology (SoHE) Career and Leadership Development office provides support for the career exploration and development of SoHE students. Many SoHE students explore a range of careers in healthcare — becoming a provider, doing advocacy, or supporting the behind the scenes work of healthcare. SoHE students can meet one-on-one with their career advisor to discuss personal and professional growth, participate in activities to connect with alumni and employers, and achieve their SoHE major learning outcomes through career development specific coursework. We want you to be prepared for your next steps after graduation!
Check out SoHE career coursework and meet with your assigned career advisor to discuss your interests and goals! The SoHE career advising team is available to support current and potential SoHE students with all aspects of career development! From exploring potential career paths, to finding an internship or job, to preparing for graduate study, to discussing who you want to be at UW and beyond, we are excited to hear your stories and support your growth!
Questions? Please email Hannah Hatlan-Atwell, Career Advisor at email@example.com!
SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science
SuccessWorks is a career and professional development center here to help students in Letters & Science explore your options, get experience, make connections, and find jobs and internships. Make a virtual or phone appointment to get personalized advice. And check out resources we have for you to learn at your own pace.
If you want a career helping people — whether through direct care as a counselor or therapist, by managing healthcare systems to impact the patient experience, or analyzing data to improve efficiency in the delivery of services — there’s a place for you in allied health, public/global health, mental health, health administration and management, clinical research and much more.
Visit SuccessWork’s YouTube page to view recordings featuring alums in a variety of healthcare occupations such as clinical and mental health, healthcare administration, public health, and more!
Questions? Please email Maureen Muldoon, Career & Internship Specialist dedicated tp Health, Environment & Research, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UHS Mental Health Services
The no-cost Mental Health Services offered by UHS (University Health Services) include individual, couple/partner, group counseling, outreach programming, and stress management. We also offer 24/7 crisis services. Psychiatry services are also available for medication management.
Please call 608.265.5600, option #2.
We are committed to supporting the mental health needs of students. Please see our remote services page to talk with us soon!
Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)
The Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) is a scholarship platform where students can match to, apply for, and accept campus scholarships. You can log into WiSH with your UW Netid and password.
Please contact our WiSH Support Team if you need assistance in WiSH or information about scholarships at UW-Madison. Learn more about scholarships from a specific schools, departments, or colleges on our website.
Questions? Please email Jen at email@example.com!
The UW-Madison Writing Center helps undergraduate and graduate writers at any stage of the writing process—from choosing a topic to drafting and revising—for any writing project, including high-stakes writing such as personal statements for graduate school applications. Madison Writing Assistance, our community outreach wing, provides these same services for alumni and community members.
The UW-Madison Writing Center assists countless students preparing personal statements for application to graduate health professional programs. Work with us early in the process–a rough draft is great!–to avoid the crunch time. A great way to start is by exploring our live and asynchronous writing workshops!
Alumni in particular can get feedback on writing through Madison Writing Assistance.
Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.