Graduate Medical Education
Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospital
As a physician, you have an ethical duty to keep patient information confidential.
The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH), as a sponsor of graduate medical education, acknowledges that physicians have an ethical obligation regarding confidentiality of health care information. Additionally there are federal and state regulations regarding the privacy of healthcare information.
On March 2, 2010, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) made an administrative determination to accept the position that housestaff are exempt from FICA taxes based on the student exception for tax periods ending before April 1, 2005.
Incoming Housestaff are required to sign the Training Agreement when starting a Graduate Medical Education program at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc.
This Housestaff Handbook has been developed for the residents and fellows employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc. (MCWAH). It provides general information about MCWAH, stipends and fringe benefits, the housestaff contract, leave policies, licensure requirements in the State of Wisconsin and other matters that affect the housestaff directly.
Step-by-Step process for obtaining a Wisconsin medical license.
Licensure timeline for PG-1 housestaff.
Links of Interest (AAMC, ACGME, AMA, DRL, ECFMG, NRMP, USMLE, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences)
MCW Libraries Overview & video shows the incoming house-staff what resources the library provides.
Per our Affiliation Agreements, the affiliated hospitals are required to provide housestaff with the following:
Equipment, resources and facilities including without limitation cafeteria, library access and suitable sleeping quarters for night and weekend call.
Appropriate security and personal safety measures for all locations, including parking, facilities, on-call quarters, institutional grounds and any other related clinical facilities...
Prepared by the Office of Graduate Medical Education
The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is the new numeric identifier that is being assigned to physicians and other health care providers by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that all faculty and housestaff must be educated to recognize the signs of fatigue and must adopt and apply policies to prevent and counteract its potential negative effects on patient care and learning.
MCWAH has prepared reference information for housestaff who may need access to clinical applications from home. The links below will provide information and URLs regarding remote access to clinical applications at Froedtert, Children’s and VA. It also provides information regarding MCW web based resources such as remote email, library, Angel and New Innovations.
Visa Information for MCWAH employed housestaff.