UW-Marathon County laid the foundation for my training to be a future physician. I began my college career at UWMC. I knew I eventually wanted to end up at UW-Madison, and UWMC had a program called the Connections Program that guaranteed transfer to UW-Madison, as well as providing Badger tickets and access to UW-Madison facilities during my first two years of college. When I transferred to Madison as a junior, I was more than prepared for the classes by the excellent faculty at UWMC. I even relied on letters of recommendation from UWMC professors when applying to medical school. I am now in my 2nd year of medical school at UW-Madison, and look back at my choice to attend UWMC as one the best decisions I've made.