One of the most important activities of the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation is the Student Loan Program. Designed to assist medical students preparing for careers in medicine, the loan program is interest free during medical school, offers an attractive fixed interest rate, and charges no loan origination fees. We are especially grateful for the estate gift left by the Reginald H. Jackson, Jr., MD, Medical Student Trust. This gift of $1,800,000 has, and will continue to allow the Foundation to assist countless students in the future.
County Medical Society Loan Funds
A number of county medical societies have created student loan funds. Candidates are eligible for these local funds if they graduated high school in that county. Loan funds created by county medical societies and the alliances are as follows:
- Brown County Loan Fund
- Dane County Health Careers
- Grant County Health Careers
- Green County Student Loan Fund
- Marinette County Loan Fund
- Marathon County Alliance Loan Fund
- Outagamie Health Careers
- Racine Alliance Loan Fund
- Sheboygan County Alliance Health Careers Fund
There are also memorial loan funds set up to assist medical students in honor of individuals such as the Hildebrand Memorial Student Loan Fund established in memory of W.B. Hildebrand, MD and his brother G.B. Hildebrand, MD. Medical students apply for loans through the financial aid office at either the Medical College of Wisconsin or the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.