Medical Student & Physician Assistant (PA) Student Information

Welcome Future Colleagues!

Medical Student & Physician Assistant Student InformationAt Aurora Health Care, our promise to you is that we treat our learners as Future Colleagues. That means you will always be treated with respect and honesty. You will be given the tools and information that you need to succeed, a clinical environment that fosters learning, feedback to ensure that you can keep on getting better, and resources and facilities that meet your needs.

Aurora Health Care is an integrated delivery system, with physicians, hospitals, home care agencies and pharmacies all working together to enhance care of the residents of eastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. Aurora is committed to measuring and improving our service quality and patient-centered care.

Milwaukee affords a unique urban environment for medical and PA students. Our patients offer the ability to engage with some of the most vulnerable and underserved populations in the state and to enhance your understanding of the effects of socioeconomic and educational disparities on health. Embrace this opportunity with humility, compassion and appreciation of the strengths and resilience of the urban communities.

Aurora Sinai and Aurora St. Luke's Medical Centers, the hubs for student training, are located near the shores of Lake Michigan, whose beaches, piers and marinas offer a relaxing place to unwind. With the downtown area close at hand, students coming to Milwaukee can easily explore many ethnic restaurants, art galleries, and museums; attend a show at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts; catch a game at the Bradley Center or Miller Park; or ride the 76 miles of bike trails through the city.

As you can see, Milwaukee has a lot to offer and yet maintains that 'small town feel.' Students will have no trouble finding something that they can enjoy during their time in Milwaukee.

Again, welcome to Aurora Health Care!

Kristin Rivera
Manager, Undergraduate Medical Education

John Brill, MD, MPH
Director, Undergraduate Medical Education

Deborah Simpson, PhD
Director, Medical Education Programs

Andy Anderson, MD, MBA
Senior Vice-President, Academic Affairs

M3 Rotations

  • UW Student Clerkships: scheduled through UW OASIS
  • MCW IM clerkship: scheduled through MCW OASIS
  • RFU Clerkships: scheduled through RFU
  • Visiting Students: M3 rotations will not be accepted in the Milwaukee Metro region but will be considered outside of Milwaukee. Currently, students need to identify their own preceptor.

Available M4 Rotations*

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine - Public Health**
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Health Care Quality
  • Infectious Disease
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Public Health**
  • Maternal Child Health**
  • Neonatology
  • OB-GYN
  • Orthopedics
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Women's Health

*Subject to Preceptor Availability
**with Milwaukee Health Department

Why choose Aurora?

  • Tradition of teaching excellence
  • Diverse urban patient population
  • Preceptors are faculty of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health and/or the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Get to know our residency programs and fellowships!

Application forms

  • US Student Application form. This is for students currently enrolled in a US allopathic or osteopathic medical school or Physician Assistance program
  • Graduates
    • We do not offer formally evaluated rotations for students whom have already graduated


  • Applications are accepted from February 1st - May 1st for the upcoming academic year
  • Student rotations will be scheduled as follows:
    1. UWSMPH students will be given first priority for rotations
      • TRIUMPH and WARM students: early April
      • General students: mid-April
    2. Core Academic Partner students (UW, MCW, RFU, Marquette, Concordia, Carroll): notification by May 15th
    3. Other visiting students: notification by May 30th

Processing Fees

  • No fees are required for students from our Core Academic Partners:
    • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health (MD, PA, NP)
    • Medical College of Wisconsin (MD)
    • Rosalind Franklin University (MD, PA, DPM)
    • Marquette University (PA, NP)
    • Concordia University of Wisconsin (PA, NP)
    • Carroll University (PA, NP)
  • Upon acceptance, a $50 processing fee is required for students from schools with which we have an existing affiliation agreement.
  • Upon acceptance, a $100 processing fee is required for students from all other schools; this covers the costs of creating an affiliation agreement as well as processing.
  • Fees are non-refundable