The residency program supports “The Wisconsin Idea”, which is a principle that education should influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom, and the work of the University of Wisconsin extends to the borders of the state. Our physicians take education and advocacy out of the clinics and into schools, detention centers, homes and even the legislature. We are fortunate to be located in the capital city of Wisconsin where we have easy access to legislative sessions. We strive to engage with our community as well as educate our residents to be effective advocates during and after training.
Community Pediatrics and Advocacy eXperience (CPAX)
During the first year of residency, residents will participate in the CPAX rotation with the goal of exposing them to people and programs throughout the Madison area that influence child health. Residents will have the opportunity to see where and how their patients live and better understand the challenges that many of them face on a daily basis. Residents will also learn how to advocate for improvements in the social determinants of health. The images below include links to some of our community partners:
Besides the CPAX rotation, there are many other opportunities throughout residency to engage in advocacy and continue to build on acquired skills. In addition to the opportunities listed below, residents may use Flex and elective time for advocacy experiences.
See our faculty and general pediatrics advocacy pages for more information and resources.