Dr. Robert M. and Alice K. Senty Enhancement Fund - AAI

This award is created in loving memory of Dr. Robert M. Senty, MD ‘47 a long-time community preceptor in Sheboygan, and Mrs. Alice Senty ’46, both of whom are proud UW Madison alumni. Dr. Senty, loved the practice of medicine and was mindful of each patient’s (and their family’s) physical and emotional needs; and he willingly shared his experience and expertise. As a Preceptor for UW medical students, he, along with his wife Alice built a personal relationship with each student and brought them into their home and family life. The Senty family greatly enjoyed being a part of each student’s medical experience in Sheboygan. Financial status of Dr. Senty’s students was uneven with some arriving with lesser means. Dr. Senty addressed those needs while mentoring and held the focus on the verve of healing and the practice of good medicine. In that spirit, this award is offered.

The award assists with the costs of rotating at distant (100 miles or greater from Madison) community-based sites in the Ambulatory Acting Internship, in particular sites that do not provide housing. Each year three awards for housing costs of up to $1000 each are available to deserving students. After awardees for housing costs are selected, then awardees for transportation costs of up to $300 each might be selected if funds remain.

Please note – all awards are processed via the Bursar’s office, so if students have any outstanding balances on their accounts, this award will function as debt reduction.

Preference will be given to students:

  • At rural sites that do not provide housing
  • With financial need
  • At sites with openings or no waiting list
  • In rotations in underutilized months
  • At sites farther from students’ residences

UWF DESCRIPTION: The Fund was established with a gift from Alice Senty (BA ‘46). It is the Donor’s desire that the annual income be used for teaching awards, scholarships or research for the School of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Each year the Foundation will advise the Dean of the Medical School of the total amounts of support available for distribution in support of the Fund’s objectives. All monies distributed from the Fund shall be described as having been made available by The Dr. Robert M. and Alice K. Senty Enhancement Fund.

Up to $1,000 for Acting Ambulatory Internship housing costs, up to $300 for travel costs.
Supplemental Questions
  1. How did working at an Ambulatory Acting Internship site distant from Madison benefit you in preparing for residency and clinical practice?
  2. How would a reduction in your student loan debt help you pursue an education experience with additional housing or travel costs?
  3. How much additional expense did you incur for HOUSING during your Ambulatory Acting Internship?
  4. How much additional expense did you incur for TRANSPORTATION during your Ambulatory Acting Internship?