Education and Training


Our medical school, residency, and fellowship programs are uniquely designed to provide training in the classroom and the clinic, at the bench and within the community. And we’re consistently finding new ways to provide continuing education for faculty and staff.

At the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, you will receive an immersive, multi-disciplinary education, backed by a world-class research institution.


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By attending one of our Grand Rounds presentations each week, you may be eligible for continuing education credits. If you have further questions about specific Orthopedic Surgery or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds offerings, please contact Delilah Kowalke by email at  or by phone at  608-263-8642.

For more information about continuing education offerings at UW-Madison, visit the Office of Continuing Professional Education


The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation participates in the education of medical students through rotations customized specifically for each program year. To see a list of course offerings, please visit OASIS and sign in. Once you are signed in, you can click on “Course Catalog” and select any of the following options:

For more information about our programs, please visit The University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and Public Health website.


The Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation offers fourth-year electives in orthopedic surgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation to visiting medical students during the months of July through October ( 936-939 – Adult Orthopedics for Future Ortho Clerkship (CSC) and course (840-920 – Rehabilitation Medicine Clerkship). Students find this a great opportunity to evaluate the program. These four-week rotations are approved and competitively arranged by the Department.

Applications open February 1, 2024.


Orthopedic Surgery – April 15, 2024 
Decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – April 15, 2024

  • Letter of Interest
  • Medical Student Transcripts
  • Current CV
  • USMLE 1 Score (PM&R will accept both USMLE 1 Score and COMPLEX 1 Score)

Please submit the above documents to Heidi Ableidinger at if interested in orthopedic surgery or to Delilah Kowalke at if interested in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Once you have been approved by our department, we will have you apply in VSLO.

Please review the UW SMPH Visiting Medical Student Clerkship Program page for specific University of Wisconsin policy regarding visiting students.

UW Orthopedic Surgery Diversity Scholarship
The University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation offers this scholarship to two rising 4th-year medical students per year. Each scholarship recipient will receive $2500 to offset fees, transportation, lodging, and other costs incurred during their four-week rotation.
Learn more here.


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