WARM Program 

Bringing physicians to rural communities

WARM is a program of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health created to address the current shortage of rural physicians in the state and enhance health care in rural communities

WARM students spend their first two years at the University of Wisconsin - Madison completing the in-class curriculum. Students relocate during years three and four and complete their clinical training in a regional and rural learning community. A rural learning environment allows students to begin to address the health care needs of rural citizens and benefit from small learning groups.

Aurora BayCare and WARM

Aurora BayCare Medical Center is an academic affiliate of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and is part of the school's statewide campus. It is one of three regional sites participating in the program, along with Marshfield Clinic and Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

WARM students will complete clinical rotations in:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care
  • Radiology
  • Surgery