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Early exposure to research offers professional growth for medical students

Feb. 13 - Second year MCW medical students Peter Regala and John Idso were accepted to present their global health research at the Global Health Conference Midwest (GHCM) regional meeting at Creighton University earlier this month.

Summer research programs offer valuable opportunity to med, grad students

Dec. 20 - The question "What did you do on summer vacation?" could generate some very interesting responses if asked of any of the 147 undergraduate students and first-year medical students who participated in MCW's 2016 Medical Student Summer Research Program or Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

Wisconsin medical students fight burnout by encouraging the next generation of doctors

Dec. 16 - Three medical students are working to help combat the fatigue physicians feel throughout their careers, beginning with the next generation of doctors.

Jacob Scott Thurston, M2 student, awarded radiologic sciences grant

Dec. 6 - Jacob Scott Thurston, BS, second-year MCW-Milwaukee medical student, has been selected to receive the 2016 FUJIFILM Medical Systems/RSNA Medical Student Grant to pursue a research project in the radiologic sciences.

Drs. Dodson, Hunsaker co-author AAMC paper on three-year med school curriculum

Nov. 23 - Lisa Grill Dodson, MD, campus dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin, and Matthew Hunsaker, MD, campus dean for MCW-Green Bay, co-authored a paper published in the most recent Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) journal, Academic Medicine. The paper, posted online Nov. 1, is titled, Three-Year MD Programs: Perspectives from The Consortium of Accelerated Medical Pathway Programs.

Medical Humanities Lecture on Nov. 17 features author and medical ethicist Dr. Barron Lerner

Nov. 4 - Barron Lerner, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and population health at the New York University School of medicine and author of several books, including, The Good Doctor: A Father, A Son and the Evolution of Medical Ethics, is the featured speaker at MCW’s 11th annual Medical Humanities Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Med student creates documentary to highlight continued need for safety net providers

Oct. 19 - Lindsay Hammons, a fourth-year MCW medical student, drew from her experience working at the Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured to create a documentary film on the continued need for charitable and free clinics and the ongoing gap that remains in the health care system. The film, #TheNeedContinues, was produced in collaboration with the Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (WAFCC).

Med School class of ’16 celebrates milestones

Aug. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Medical School Class of 2016 celebrated two milestones in the spring: Match Day and the completion of the first four full years of the new Discovery curriculum. You can read more about them in the third issue of MCW Magazine (recently published in print and online).

MCW, Wisconsin expect the best, prepare for the worst

June 30 - The saying “in order to expect the best, you have to train for the worst,” could have been the official slogan for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s recent mass casualty training exercises hosted on the MCW-Milwaukee campus.

New master’s degree paves way to medical school

June 29 - “It was like being thrown in the deep end of a pool and having to sink or swim.”

Founder’s Day ties in with MCW commencement

May 20 - The vision of a Wisconsin medical school began to be realized in 1893 with the founding of the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons and, later that decade, the Milwaukee Medical College. In 1907, Marquette University absorbed the Milwaukee Medical College creating the Marquette University Department of Medicine/Milwaukee Medical College.

Planting the seeds in Central Wisconsin for community-engaged medical education

May 11 - With MCW-Central Wisconsin set to matriculate its first class of medical students in July 2016, campus dean Lisa Grill Dodson, MD, is in the thick of preparation. In the small town of Wausau, this means digging deep into the local community to plant and cultivate the seeds of the future. Learn more about these efforts in the Winter 2016 issue of MCW Magazine.

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