Today more than ever, we are seeing new and complex advances in health care and major changes in its delivery. With ever-changing medical and technological developments and shifts in the health care systems, it is indeed challenging to practice medicine in the 21st century.
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is on the forefront of these advances and is dedicated to educating and training physicians to help them face tomorrow's challenges. Those who choose residencies and fellowships at the MCW will find an educational philosophy of a learning continuum. The MCW anticipates lifelong learning by providing a strong foundation of clinical experience in its residency programs, while raising an awareness of the need for continuous education.
State-of-the-art medical technology, a wide scope of patient populations, and the opportunity to pursue research, coupled with the expertise of the MCW faculty, provide a solid foundation for a career as a physician in any medical specialty or subspecialty. Through the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc. (MCWAH), the College and its affiliated institutions have combined their extensive and varied resources to provide the elements necessary for a broad spectrum of graduate medical education programs. Presently, MCWAH offers 126 residency and fellowship programs. Each program is supervised by a program director who is a full-time faculty member of the Medical College. Most of the residents and fellows rotate through two or three of the Medical College's 12 affiliated institutions. All receive comprehensive training that prepares them for board certification in the specialty or subspecialty of their choice.
MCWAH has over 850 residents and fellows in its graduate training programs. It offers almost 150 first-year residency positions in 30 disciplines. The residency positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program and other specialty matching programs with graduates from medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, osteopathic medical schools or graduates who are certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. All MCWAH residency programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). All MCWAH fellowships are accredited by the ACGME with many other non-MCWAH fellowships accredited by the appropriate specialty society. Educational experiences for housestaff in every MCWAH program are enhanced further by contacts with faculty and housestaff in other specialty areas. Clinical fellowships at the College are open to physicians who have completed their basic residency training. Fellowship positions are available in 73 subspecialties. This web site is designed to provide you with information about the Medical College of Wisconsin, our affiliated institutions, our programs and the environment in which they are conducted. We welcome your interest in the MCWAH programs.
Kenneth B. Simons, MD
Executive Director and Designated Institutional Official, MCWAH
Sr. Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education and Accreditation
Medical College of Wisconsin