Student and Program Information
Plans for the Medical College of Wisconsin program in Central Wisconsin are in the development phase. As part of that process, facilities are being identified, faculty need to be selected, the curriculum needs to be developed, admission requirements need to be determined, and accreditation needs to be granted. The Medical College of Wisconsin is considering an accelerated medical school program at the Central Wisconsin campus rather than the traditional four-year program found on the Milwaukee campus.
MCW will not begin to accept student applications for admission until these infrastructure needs are accomplished.
We anticipate the first class of community medical students to matriculate in July 2015.
The first class of medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin campuses in Central Wisconsin will target a minimum of 15 students per class. In subsequent years, the class size will target 25 students per class. The class size could increase in the future if determined by community needs and resources.
Admissions requirements need to be developed for both campuses. The Medical College and its community partners will actively recruit applicants from the region as well as other Wisconsin students who express an interest in developing medical careers in small towns and rural areas.
Will preference be given to Central Wisconsin residents?
We believe that there is a rich pool of potential Wisconsin-based medical school applicants for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s program in Central Wisconsin. On average, 625 Wisconsin residents apply annually to MCW’s medical education program. A substantial number of these applicants reside in underserved rural or urban areas of the state.