Student Life

Student Health Services

The Medical College of Wisconsin wishes to insure that all students have access to excellent high-quality health care. If your Primary Care Physician (PCP) is located at Student Health Service, you may utilize its services. The Student Health Service is located at Froedtert Hospital’s Department of Internal Medicine. Guidelines of the graduate student insurance plan must be followed to ensure the highest level of payment coverage for medical services. A clinic card is required for students and dependents which may be applied for through the Student Health Service. The Clinic card is absolutely necessary in order to obtain services.

Immunizations and necessary testing is provided and immunization records maintained in the Occupational Health Administrative Area at the Froedtert East Clinic building. These services are available only to full-time degree-seeking students.

Student Mental Health Services

The Medical College of Wisconsin recognizes that students work hard, long and responsibly. Because of the life challenges associated with professional training, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine has devised a program to serve the needs of the students and their loved ones.
The College provides access to confidential mental health services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students receive five (8) free sessions of Medical College mental health services each academic year through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. Most major medical insurance policies should cover some of the cost after these initial eight sessions. The student Mental Health Services office is located off site for confidentiality purposes. These services are available only to full-time degree-seeking students.

Health Insurance

Health insurance coverage is required for all full-time graduate students. The Medical College offers an insurance policy currently through Humana. The annual premium for single coverage is paid by the College for all full-time students in the PhD programs. Some students are covered under health insurance policies of their parents, spouses or full-time employer and are eligible to be waived from enrollment. Students have also elected to require single coverage for dental and vision for all full-time students enrolled in the health insurance plan. Full-time degree-seeking MS, MA or MPH graduate students may purchase the student health insurance plan. Each student is responsible for payment of this coverage at registration or through stipend deduction.

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MCW Graduate School News

Enduring pain for someone she loves

Nov. 18 - Microbiology and Molecular Genetics graduate student Kristen Westdorp had run two marathons in her life prior to 2016, but the second one was more than eight years in her past, and she was ok with that. She was diving in to her graduate studies, running a casual five miles three times per week, and doing the types of things other students do to fill their time. But then her mother, Cheryl, was diagnosed with Huntington’s disease in 2014 at age 50, and, as can be expected, her perspective began to be shaped and colored by the human devastation taking place before her eyes.

SPUR program hosts record number of undergrad students

July 6 - A record number of undergraduate students from universities across the country are spending their summer vacation pursuing scientific research at the Medical College of Wisconsin as part of the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). The program, offered at MCW for more than 30 years, provides a summer internship experience for students considering health-related careers, especially in the biomedical sciences. As part of the program, the MCW Graduate School matches each student with a faculty mentor to provide hands-on research opportunities.

MPH Program online open house planned for April 29

Apr. 20 - The Master of Public Health Program at MCW will be hosting an online open house on April 29 from 12-1 p.m. This is an opportunity to hear about our programs and have your questions answered.

Master of Public Health program to host online open house on Jan. 22

Jan. 11 - The Master of Public Health Program at MCW will host an online open house on Friday, Jan. 22, from 12 – 1 p.m. CST. This is an opportunity to hear about our online programs and have your questions answered.