While the university does not provide blanket medical coverage to students or other visitors to the campus, should an injury or property damage occur which is the result of the negligence of a university employee, a claim can be filed against the University. Students who have suffered financial loss because of such an incident should contact Risk Management, 21 N. Park St., Suite 5301. Phone: 262-8925. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, if you become a university student employee, the state’s coverage will extend liability protection to you for your work-related negligent acts which may cause injury or property damage to others.
School of Pharmacy students have liability/malpractice insurance coverage with the University of Wisconsin while registered for and participating in required externships, clerkships, and practicum. Please note that this coverage does not extend to outside employment, summer internships, or internships independent of School of Pharmacy course work. Students involved in outside employment should determine if their employer has an “umbrella” policy that covers employees in malpractice cases and, if so, the extent of the coverage and the circumstances under which a student employee would be covered. Students may also obtain their own malpractice insurance at a nominal cost from providers such as Pharmacists Mutual Insurance or Healthcare Providers Service Organization. For additional information, contact the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), or the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW).