Be a Part of a Healthcare Hub
UW pharmacists’ careers may take them across the country and around the world, but they all launched their great pharmacy career from Madison, Wisconsin. As the state capital of Wisconsin and a leading healthcare hub for the state, Madison offers a wealth of opportunities. For students and practicing professionals, Madison is a top place to live and a vibrant place to work, ranked #2 Best City to Start Your New Career (Zippia.com).
Madison is home to a wealth of healthcare providers. UW Health alone has over 125 outpatient clinics and 3 hospitals, which are ranked among the Top 20 hospitals in the country and nationally ranked in 12 adult and 4 pediatric specialties, and rated high performing in 9 adult procedures and conditions by U.S. News & World Report.
UW Health’s facilities include:
- University Hospital
- UW Health at The American Center
- UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital
- American Family Children’s Hospital
In addition to UW Health, there are several other leading hospitals in the area, including:
- William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, recognized as one of the most innovative veterans hospitals with a 5-star rating
- UnityPoint Health – Meriter, #7 Best Hospital in Wisconsin and rated high performing in 3 adult specialties
- SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, #7 Best Hospital in Wisconsin and rated high performing in 6 adult procedures and conditions
The Madison area has a burgeoning biotech and healthcare services industry that brings opportunities in entrepreneurship, industry, research, and more to your doorstep. In a city where Google and Amazon have a presence, Madison also attracts startups like Co-D Therapeutics and Capio Biosciences as well as growing biotech firms like Exact Sciences and Promega. From healthcare consulting companies like Nordic and electronic health records giant Epic Systems to pharmacy benefit management companies like Navitus Health Solutions and health insurers like WPS Health Insurance, there’s a diverse and robust healthcare services scene.
Entrepreneurship at the School of Pharmacy
PharmD students are developing new healthcare business ideas and learning how to become entrepreneurs. Our School of Pharmacy faculty aren't only top scientists, but they're also starting new companies and bringing their scientific innovations to market.
The number of exciting opportunities available in Madison isn’t the only reason Madison is a great place to work. For young professionals and new graduates, it’s one of the best places in the country to begin your career. Madison has been rated one of the best cities in the country for new grads, thanks in large part to our healthcare and life sciences industry, as well as our extremely high concentration of college graduates. And having one of the top research universities in the world with UW‒Madison doesn’t hurt either.