Currently seeking physician, psychologist, and other doctorally prepared clinician fellowship applicants!
If interested, please fill out the general online screening application.
Location: William S Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, 2500 Overlook Terrace, Madison, WI
Fellowship Site Established: 1995
Academic Affiliations: University of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health
Fellowship Site Focus: Each fellow completes an individualized career development plan (ICDP) around 6 core areas essential to a successful research-based academic career. (See Madison Activities and Projects for more information).
Fellowship Site Goal: To train future leaders in academic health sciences who will be engaged in research teaching and program development that will improve the health of women.
Research Foci: Sex and gender issues in health, disease and academic career development.
Fellowship Related Websites: University of Wisconsin (UW) Center for Women’s Health Research (CWHR) and Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI)
Madison Fellows: Click here to find out about recent publications and awards.
Education and Training
A full spectrum of supplemental clinical, didactic, basic, or applied research activities are available. Each fellow completes an individualized career development plan (ICDP) around 6 core areas essential to a successful research-based academic career: research excellence in a chosen area, study design and statistics, leadership/management, scientific writing, oral presentation to a variety of audiences, and responsible conduct of research. The ICDP serves as a road map for activities and learning objectives to be accomplished during the AFWH.
Most physician fellows enroll in a Master’s degree program in Population Health, Clinical Investigation, or Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The MS in Population Health provides grounding in research methodology, statistics, and epidemiology. The Masters in Clinical Investigation is a good alternative for those interested primarily in clinical trials. Non-physician fellows do not need to complete additional degree coursework.
The major, ongoing research activities at our Madison site include: 1) studying the science of peer review; 2) sex and gender issues across the health care continuum; 3) addressing health disparities through medical education and the intersectionality of race, class, and gender. Fellows identify a research mentor who must be committed to their career development.
In addition to research and academic career training, fellows spend 25% of their time in the VA Women’s Health Clinic. An array of clinical experiences are available to meet the training needs of each fellow. For psychologists, the requisite clinical supervision is provided.
Weekly multidisciplinary clinic (for physicians), a course on women and leadership, monthly professional development seminar, annual advisory committee meeting, and mentored research activities.
Living in Madison
There are plenty of activities to keep you from boredom while completing your fellowship in Madison. Here are a few suggestions.
Explore Annual Events – Free summer Concerts on the Square, Art Fair on the Square, Taste of Madison, Blooming Butterflies exhibit at Olbrich Gardens, Jazz at Five, and the Madison Marathon. More at Madison: Annual Events.
Get Active – What’s your pleasure – biking excellent trails, dancing, water sports, camping, hiking, spelunking, skiing, golf, tennis? Madison and the surrounding area support all of these activities and more. See Madison: Things to do
Be Engaged – Browse art galleries and museums, attend performances at the Overture Center for the Arts, check out Monona Terrace Community Center and Convention Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, or enjoy a visit to the Henry Vilas Zoo.
Imbibe! – Enjoy cozy cafés, one-of-a-kind microbreweries, experience The Bayou, a New Orleans Style Tavern, or opt for fine dining. Bring your appetite to be tempted and pleased in Madison. See Madison Originals.
Top This – Madison recently topped Livability’s 100 best places to live in the US list. Recreation, infrastructure, and being named one of the Greenest Cities in America by NerdWallet adds credibility to this claim.
Director, MD, MS
Director of Women’s Health, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin
Director of the AFWH National Coordinating Center
Assistant Director, PhD, CCC-SLP
Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Department of Medicine
Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck, Department of Surgery
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Director of Swallowing and Salivary Bioscience Program
Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)