Wisconsin Academy for Rural Medicine (WARM)
WARM is a program that addresses the shortage of physicians in rural areas of the state, a serious problem that is expected to worsen each year. It is four-year curriculum that augments the School of Medicine and Public Health's standard MD curriculum. WARM has a distinctly rural emphasis, particularly during years three and four when students are immersed in clinical experiences at hospitals and clinics in rural training sites throughout the state through partnership between the site and the SMPH. WARM is innovative in that it lays the foundation for students to train in specialty areas, not just primary care. The first five students matriculated in fall 2007 and has now grown to 26 students matriculating in 2014.