Building Community

Building Community

Video: Learn more about Building Community from Dean Robert N. Golden, MD.

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is focusing on one goal: to create a community where all learners, staff and faculty feel valued, included and empowered.

As we train the next generation of health care professionals, educators and researchers, we are committed to modeling skills including professionalism, compassion, respect, altruism, civility and empathy.

While we have recently made great strides toward improving the environment in which we work and learn, we recognize that there is still much work to be done to fully realize our vision. Therefore we will continually refine these skills until they become our first instincts, even in stressful situations.

To that end, we are embarking on Building Community – a fundamental transition in how we approach our working and learning environment. It is a call to action to examine the ways in which everyone within the School of Medicine and Public Health can build a more inclusive, collegial and respectful community. This effort is ambitious, and it’s backed with the leadership and resources needed for success. Together, we can – and we will – make it happen.

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Building Community principles, priorities and process



Meet the committees and learn about their missions and goals

Work teams


Key activities and initiatives that have set the stage to build our future

Our Foundation


Important dates and milestones



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