Graduate Certificate – You must be currently enrolled as a UW-Madison graduate or professional student.*
Capstone Certificate – You must have a B.A. or equivalent degree from an accredited four year college or university and must enroll at the UW-Madison as a University Special student (UNCS classification)*
Professional Certificate – You must have a B.A. or equivalent degree, a professional degree, and/or professional-level experience.*
* The Certificate Committee reviews all applications and those that meet our program admissions criteria below will be contacted for an interview.
Similar to UW-Madison, the Center for Patient Partnerships is holistic, competitive, and selective. We not only focus on academic excellence but look further for qualities such as leadership, concern for others, and community involvement. In addition, successful completion of the Introduction to Patient Advocacy course is required for continuation into the Clinical portion of the Certificate.
Admitted students are required to meet with program advisers to: identify personal learning objectives, plan the timing of their studies, select an appropriate mix of courses to satisfy the certificate requirements, identify a capstone project, and to ensure they are complementing their existing experience or disciplinary studies. Graduate and professional students also meet with advisers in their home discipline.
Whether studying on campus or online, technology plays a significant role in teaching and learning at the Center.
All students will utilize computer skills in advocacy work which involves writing email and other correspondence to clients, conducting online research, tracking client work in web-based case management software (training will be provided), and utilizing word processing and other programs to complete assignments and client work. Students should be comfortable creating and saving new documents, storing electronic files, and navigating a web-based database.
Therefore you must have sufficient technology, internet access, and computer skills to complete the tasks required.
Hardware & Software Requirements
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions about the above requirements.
*These technology requirements apply to all our courses.