Veterans Day in the School of Medicine and Public Health

On this Veterans Day, SMPH recognizes and honors all those in our community of students, faculty, and staff who have served honorably in the military. We thank them, and all veterans, for their bravery and contributions to our national security, and for the sacrifices they have made. We also thank those who support a spouse, partner, or child who is a veteran or currently serving.

Volunteer Alex Siy (left) takes down the oral history of a veteran at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in 2015. The interview, which was conducted under the Veterans Administration “My Life, My Story” storytelling project, paired Wisconsin medical students, residents, and other volunteers with veterans to help them document their personal histories from their time in armed services. Photo by Bryce Richter/UW–Madison.

Many SMPH clinical professionals and learners serve patients at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, striving to provide the best care possible to veterans. Many veterans, young and old, face unique health challenges that our physicians and researchers tirelessly search for answers to in an effort to improve veteran health.

Veterans also play a unique role in science, public health, and medicine. Some earn degrees in the health professions and take their skills to the front lines. Others serve our country and then continue their spirit of service by pursuing a career in science and medicine. Their dedication and sense of duty to their patients, communities, fellow Americans, and our country inspires us all.

SMPH is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and encourages veterans, along with women, minorities, and people with disabilities, to apply for our vacancies. SMPH employment opportunities can be found here. Veterans are always encouraged to apply, and others are encouraged to share opportunities with veterans in their network.