Education and Training
The UW Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation: a one-of-a-kind experience at a one-of-a-kind university

About Our 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 in the community. And we’re consistently finding new ways to provide continuing education for faculty and staff.

At the UW, you’ll receive an immersive, multi-disciplinary education, backed by a world-class research institution.

We are pleased to announce the University of Wisconsin Hospitals (the facilities where we provide care) are ranked #19 in the nation for Orthopedics, according to the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” rankings.


Explore Our Professional Programs


Comprehensive Review of Pain Management – August 5-9

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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) on AAMC). Students find this a great opportunity to evaluate the program. These four-week rotations are approved and competitively arranged by the Department.

Orthopedic Surgery – April 1st, 2020 
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – April 28th, 2020

  • Letter of Interest
  • Medical Student Transcripts
  • Current CV
  • USMLE 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.


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