Nov. 2 - Wausau Daily Herald reports that a new anatomy lab coming to Northcentral Technical College will have high-tech amenities designed to give first-year medical students hands-on experience working with human cadavers. The lab will be used primarily by students in the Medical College of Wisconsin who will dissect cadavers in their anatomy lessons. Dr. Lisa Dodson is quoted. Wausau Daily Herald
Sept. 15 - The AAMC Reporter notes that MCW is one of eight medical schools that have formed a consortium to examine accelerated pathways to a medical degree. The consortium, led by NYU School of Medicine, is supported by a four-year, $257,000 grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. Dr. Lisa Dodson (MCW-Central Wisconsin Campus Dean) notes the importance of discerning which applicants are best suited for the shorter programs. AAMC
Aug. 31 - Driven by mounting student debt and a projected physician shortage, interest in a three-year medical school curriculum has recently resurfaced. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) are calling for an evidence-based discussion on the advantages and challenges of the three-year curriculum model.
Aug. 17 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., is lead author of a perspective published in Academic Medicine that calls for an evidence-based discussion on the advantages and challenges of a three-year medical school curriculum. The three-year curriculum is being explored nationwide as an option to reduce student debt and address the physician shortage. Academic Medicine
May 27 - In an interview with CBS-TV/Channel 7 in Wausau, Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson (MCW-Central Wisconsin Campus Dean) discusses how MCW’s new campus in Central Wisconsin will help address a pending physician shortage in Wisconsin. WSAW
May 21 - Lisa Grill Dodson, campus dean of MCW-Central Wisconsin, discusses physician needs in parts of Wisconsin, particularly in the area of primary care. Her interview was featured in a special report on WSAW-TV that focused on future physician shortages. WSAW TV
May 13 - In a report on CBS-TV/Channel 58, Dr. Joseph Kerschner discusses Wisconsin’s physician shortage and MCW’s response by developing new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. Dr. Kerschner notes that MCW’s calendar efficient medical education programs on the new campuses will save medical students approximately $250,000 in student loan debt. CBS 58
May 5 - WDJT-TV reported on the shortage and maldistribution of physicians in Wisconsin, and how MCW’s two new regional campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin would alleviate that shortage, particularly in primary care. WDJT-TV
Apr. 16 - MCW can begin recruiting medical students for its MCW-Central Wisconsin campus, opening in 2017. MCW received accreditation determinations from both the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) that are needed before student recruitment can begin.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wausau Daily Herald, Biz Times, WSAU, WAOW, The Drive, My Fox Wausau, Fox 11, and WJFW
Apr. 7 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) may begin recruiting students for its new medical school campus in Central Wisconsin after receiving accreditation determinations from two key accrediting bodies. Those decisions mean MCW-Central Wisconsin is clear to begin recruiting students for its first class of 25 students. The campus is scheduled to open in July 2016.
Mar. 12 - In an opinion editorial in the Stevens Point Journal, Todd Kuckkahn (President of the Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools) discusses the importance of the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences program in Stevens Point Catholic Schools. He notes that MCW-Central Wisconsin, opening in 2016, will add to the strong biomedical sciences infrastructure in the region. Stevens Point Journal
Mar. 9 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal, Dr. Matthew Hunsaker (Campus Dean – MCW-Green Bay) said that the 2,200 applicants for the 25 slots in MCW-Green Bay’s inaugural class come from across a good representation of Wisconsin’s geography. Milwaukee Business Journals
Mar. 3 - Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson (MCW-Central Wisconsin Dean) and Dr. Matthew Hunsaker (MCW-Green Bay Dean) will be the featured speakers at Wisconsin Health News Newsmaker presentation on March 3 at St. Norbert College. Green Bay Press Gazette
Feb. 18 - Lisa Grill Dodson, MD, Campus Dean for the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin, and Matthew L. Hunsaker, MD, Campus Dean for the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay, will participate in a Wisconsin Health News lunch and panel discussion on Tuesday, March 3, at the St. Norbert College Gehl-Mulva Science Center in DePere.
Feb. 9 - The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) approved an extension of MCW’s accreditation to include the new MCW-Central Wisconsin medical education program. In addition to the HLC, accreditation approval also is needed from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Biz Times, My Fox Wausau and WQOW
Feb. 3 - We are extremely pleased to share with you that we have received notification from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) that it has approved the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin location, which means that we are one step closer to being able to recruit students for matriculation there in July 2016.
Jan. 16 - The January issue of Connections, the Medical College of Wisconsin newsletter highlighting the regional campuses of MCW-Green Bay and MCW-Central Wisconsin, has been published online.
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