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.
Nov. 5 - The Association of American Medical Colleges reports increased enrollment in U.S. medical schools. Wisconsin Public Radio interviewed Dr. Joseph Kerschner, dean of the medical school and executive vice president of MCW, about trends at MCW and in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Radio
Oct. 27 - The Medical College of Wisconsin launched its new academic brand across the three medical schools, MCW-Milwaukee, MCW-Green Bay, and, pending accreditation, MCW-Central Wisconsin. Media outlets had the opportunity to tour the classroom and administrative space at MCW-Green Bay in a special “sneak peek,” which included an overview of the school’s technology. Green Bay Press Gazette, WTAQ, Fox 11, WHBY 1150, WBAY, Post Crescent, WNFL 1440, Biz Times, YouTube
Oct. 20 - The Green Bay Press Gazette published an opinion editorial by Drs. Joseph Kerschner, Lisa Grill Dodson, and Matt Hunsaker on MCW’s initiative to address Wisconsin’s physician shortage through the creation of new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. The new campuses will focus on preparing primary care physicians. Green Bay Press Gazette
Oct. 15 - The Green Bay Press Gazette published a guest column authored by Drs. Kerschner, Hunsaker and Dodson that addresses the need for physicians in Wisconsin, particularly in the areas of primary care, psychiatry and general surgery. Green Bay Press Gazette
Oct. 13 - Following a recent meeting between Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson and the Wausau Daily Herald editorial board, the newspaper published an editorial identifying the benefits that Wausau will derive from the new medical school campus. Wausau Daily Herald
Oct. 13 - Drs. Joseph Kerschner, Lisa Grill Dodson, and Matt Hunsaker co-authored an opinion editorial in the Wausau Daily Herald and the Marshfield News Herald on MCW’s initiative to address Wisconsin’s physician shortage through the creation of new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. Wausau Daily Herald and Marshfield News Herald
Oct. 7 - Meeting with the editorial board of the Wausau Daily Herald, Dr. Lisa Dodson (Campus Dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin) said the new regional campus will be community-oriented, and will partner with organizations throughout central Wisconsin. Wausau Daily Herald and Wausau Daily Herald video
Aug. 11 - MCW was awarded more than $5 million from the Wisconsin State Building Commission for MCW’s new regional medical campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. Wausau Daily Herald and Green Bay Press Gazette
Aug. 06 - The Medical College of Wisconsin received more than $5 million from the State Building Commission to develop two new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin.
June 30 - A Wausau Daily News editorial endorses grants of approximately $500,000 from MCW and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to develop a psychiatric residency training program in Central Wisconsin, beginning in 2017. Wausau Daily Herald
The following headlines link to recent articles in the media about MCW-Green Bay and MCW-Central Wisconsin.
The following headlines link to recent media articles and news from partners in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin engaged in MCW’s new medical education campuses.
A snapshot of new information in the development of medical education campuses in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay
Chairman and Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) since 1998, Alan David, MD, has always been committed to turning out strong family physicians. Now, his passion for this important field of primary care is also serving him well as faculty leader for the Community Medical Education program’s (CMEP) Graduate Medical Education (GME) Work Group.
Plans are steadily progressing for development of teaching facilities at Aspirus Wausau Hospital and Northcentral Technical College in Central Wisconsin.
Supporting the launch of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin, donors throughout these regions have contributed close to $6 million to date.
The Medical College of Wisconsin’s new campus in Green Bay (MCW-Green Bay) received approval from two key accrediting bodies and is now recruiting medical students for the new campus, which is expected to welcome its inaugural class in July 2015.
Lisa Grill Dodson, MD, has been named Campus Dean of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin. Dr. Dodson will provide leadership and management of MCW’s new campus in Central Wisconsin, which expects to welcome its first students in July 2016.
June 17 - In an interview on WUWM-FM’s “Lake Effect,” Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., reports on progress being made on the development of MCW’s new medical school campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. WUWM
June 03 - At a news conference in Wausau, Dr. Joseph Kerschner announced that Dr. Lisa Grill Dodson has been named Campus Dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin. An editorial in the Wausau Daily Herald notes that the new medical school will bolster Wausau’s reputation as an education center. Wausau Daily Herald
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