Advanced Practice Provider Student Opportunities
Central to our academic mission, UW Health offers learning experiences to nurse practitioner (NP), physician assistant (PA) and certified nurse midwifery (CNM) students through affiliations with partnering schools.
Our students are offered rotations based on their professional area of planned certification and course and personal objectives in the following areas:
- Adult/family primary care
- Ambulatory and inpatient medicine specialties:
- Ambulatory and inpatient surgical specialties:
Student Placement Process
Based on high demand for student placement, we have a centralized process for assigning and matching our students with preceptors. We prioritize our UW-Madison school partners, UW Health employees and other highly rated educational programs around the state and region. In addition, we limit rotations at UW Health to two per student to provide experience at other organizations and to allow opportunities for other incoming students.
Because we have a centralized process, we ask that you do not reach out directly to our APP staff requesting sponsorship. Please have your school submit your request online.
UW Health uses myClinicalExchange to receive NP, PA, and CNM student placement requests, assign preceptors, and onboard students. In order to be considered for a student placement, we ask that you contact your school coordinator to submit your request in myClinicalExchange. If your school isn't familiar with myClinicalExchange they should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Schools are required to have an Affiliation Agreement on file with UW Health in order to set up their program configurations prior to submitting a placement request for a student.
The school course instructor/coordinator should submit the placement request via myClinicalExchange by the following deadlines:
- Fall semester placement: May 1
- Spring semester placement: Oct. 1
- Summer semester placement: March 1
Upon successful placement, students are matched with an NP, PA or CNM who is committed to creating a positive, comprehensive learning experience, customized to meet students' individual and course learning objectives.