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Apprenticeship puts concepts in practice

The new Clinical Apprenticeship in Discovery Curriculum at the Medical College of Wisconsin is providing earlier and expanded clinical education for the next generation of physicians.

Medical student Jacob Thayer awarded Bennet Hiner Research Award

Nov. 13 - On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Wisconsin Neurological Society (WNS) awarded the Bennett Hiner Memorial Research Award to Jacob Thayer, a fourth-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Thayer won for his work, “Comparison of Peripheral Nerve Axonal Area Differences in Central and Peripheral Zones of Injured and Repaired Nerves.”

Anatomy lab, cadavers coming to NTC

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

Medical School Consortium Examines Accelerated Pathways to a Medical Degree

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

Perspective in Academic Medicine Calls for Discussion of 3-Year Medical School Curriculum

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

MCW-Green Bay receives $250,000 Impact Grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation

July 30 - The Green Bay Packers Foundation has awarded a $250,000 Staff Impact Grant to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Green Bay to fund student scholarships. The grant is a matching grant, requiring MCW-Green Bay to raise an additional $250,000 in order to secure the donation, creating a $500,000 impact.

Medical student Marcus Lacey selected for National Kidney Scholars Program

July 15 - Marcus Lacey, rising M2, was one of 30 medical students from across North America selected to participate in the 2015 American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Tutored Research and Education for Kidney Scholars program, an initiative of the society’s Workforce Committee.

MCW-Green Bay Addresses Need for Area Physicians

July 10 - The first new medical school campus to open in Wisconsin in more than a century, welcomed its inaugural class Thursday for a special ceremony. We Are Green Bay

White Coat Ceremony Held for First Class on New Medical School Campus

July 13 - Wisconsin media outlets reported on the opening of MCW-Green Bay and the White Coat ceremony for the inaugural class. WHBY, We are Green, Green Bay Press Gazette and Wisc Business

MCW-Green Bay Welcomes Inaugural Class of Medical Students

July 9 - The first new medical school campus to open in Wisconsin in over a century opened its doors to its inaugural class of 26 medical students in July 2015.

Dr. Matthew Hunsaker on "Conversations From St. Norbert College"

July 7 - Dr. Matthew Hunsaker, Dean of MCW-Green Bay, discusses medical education in northeast Wisconsin and MCW’s first regional campus on television show, Conversations From St. Norbert College. SNC

Inaugural Class Begins Orientation at Green Bay Medical School Campus

July 7 - MCW-Green Bay opened on July 1 with an inaugural class of 26 students. Classrooms and administrative space are located within St. Norbert College’s Gehl-Mulva Science Center. Biz Times

Scholarship recipients

Class of 2015 scholarship recipients had a chance to meet and thank some of the alumni whose generosity provided them with scholarship awards during medical school.

MCW alumna establishes scholarship fund to honor professor

Margaret Motl, MD '81, "pays it forward" by establishing a scholarship fund to honor Derward Lepley, Jr., MD '49, who led Wisconsin's first heart transplant surgery.

102nd annual commencement exercises held May 15

For 270 men and women, May 15 forever will be remembered as the day they achieved a major milestone in their academic careers.

Welcome to MCW-Green Bay!

The first new medical school campus in the state of Wisconsin in more than 100 years opened its doors to an inaugural class of 26 students the first week of July 2015.

MCW participates in Bellin College Simulation Center ribbon cutting

June 30 - On Thursday, June 25, Bellin College hosted a ribbon cutting and open house for its newly completed Health Sciences Resource Center at the College’s Eaton Road Campus in Green Bay. The 8,500 square-foot expansion includes a birthing suit, an emergency room/intensive care suite, a pediatric suite and a surgery suite to provide students with an opportunity to learn from simulated experiences.

MCW-Green Bay set to welcome inaugural class July 1

June 29 - The inaugural class of 26 medical students will begin their orientation at the new MCW-Green Bay campus on Wednesday, July 1. The classrooms and administrative space for MCW-Green Bay are located in the new Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert College.

Froedtert & MCW cancer specialist profiled in heartwarming news story on Fox 6

June 29 - WITI-TV profiled a local woman who was treated for a type of leukemia with a bone marrow transplant from a donor, and whose husband became donor himself. Ehab Atallah, MD, associate professor of medicine (hematology and oncology), was her physician and was interviewed for the story. WITI-TV

Dr. Kerschner Discusses Clinical Growth, Faculty Retention

June 29 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal, Dr. Joseph Kerschner discusses the need for two medical schools in Wisconsin, the growth of MCW’s clinical practice, and the challenges of retaining top faculty members. Milwaukee Business Journal

Fox Valley Family Residency Training Program Transitions to MCW from UW

June 29 - Beginning July 1, MCW will provide academic support for the Fox Valley Family Residency Training Program, formerly a program supported by UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Management support for the program, renamed as Mosaic Family Health, is provided by Ministry Health Care and ThedaCare. Post Crescent, Wisconsin Health News and WHBY

MCWAH to Lead Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Beginning July 1

June 24 - The Appleton Post Crescent provides readers with information on health care options in the region. The article notes that effective July 1, MCW will collaborate with Mosaic Family Health to host the Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency. Post Crescent

Incoming Medical Student Receives Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital Scholarship

June 10 - Phil Kostka, a recent St. Norbert College graduate who will be in MCW-Green Bay’s inaugural medical school class, received the 2015 Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Portage County student who is pursuing a degree in a medical-related field. Stevens Point Journal

Two UW-Eau Claire Graduates to be Members of MCW-Green Bay’s Inaugural Class

June 4 - UW-Eau Claire reports that two recent graduates will be members of MCW-Green Bay’s inaugural class when the new medical school campus opens in July. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Dr. Dodson Discusses MCW’s Efforts to Address State’s Physician Shortage

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

St. Norbert Dedication Ceremonies Held for Gehl-Mulva Science Center

May 27 - Dedication ceremonies were held for St. Norbert College’s new $40 million Gehl-Mulva Science Center. MCW-Green Bay’s administrative offices and classrooms will be housed within the science building. Dr. John R. Raymond, Jr., discussed plans for the new medical school campus in interviews with Green Bay media outlets. Fox 11, We Are Green Bay and 1150 WHBY

Central Wisconsin highlighted in Wausau news story

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

Dr. Gilbert Discusses Cigarette Smoking as a Chronic Illness

May 21 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Courier, Dr. Ileen Gilbert (Medicine – Pulmonary) discusses cigarette smoking as a chronic illness involving both physical and emotional addictions. The article notes that Froedtert & MCW offers a Smoking Cessation Program. Milwaukee Courier

UW-Green Bay Student Accepted into MCW-Green Bay’s Inaugural Class

May 19 - UW-Green Bay’s Inside Features provides a profile on Julia Shariff, a graduating UW-Green Bay student who has been accepted into MCW-Green Bay’s inaugural class. UW-Green Bay Inside Features

M-4 Student Sean Degmetich Describes How MCW Students Aided Nepal Earthquake Victims

May 19 - In a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, MCW M-4 student Sean Degmetich and Dr. Theodore MacKinney (Medicine – General Internal) describe how nine MCW Global Health Pathway students and one internal medicine resident provided medical assistance following a devastating earthquake in Nepal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gehl-Mulva Science Center dedicated at St. Norbert College

May 19 - St. Norbert College formally dedicated the new Gehl-Mulva Science Center. The building is home to MCW-Green Bay’s classrooms, labs and administrative space. WBAY-TV talked with MCW president Dr. John Raymond about the new medical school campus in Green Bay, which opens July 1. WBAY-TV

Nobel Laureate Dr. Robert Lefkowitz to Deliver MCW Commencement Address

May 13 - Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, will receive an honorary degree and address MCW’s graduates at Commencement ceremonies on May 15 at the Milwaukee Theatre. Honorary degrees also will be awarded to John Bartkowski, DrPH; Lester Carter, RPH; and community health leaders Jon and Ann Hammes. Biz Times

Dr. Kerschner Discusses MCW’s Development of New Campuses to Address Physician Shortage

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

Mark Kashton, M-4, Receives Wisconsin Medical Society’s Houghton Award

May 8 - Mark Kashton (M-4) received the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s prestigious 2015 Houghton Award. The Houghton Award honors medical students who show promise for becoming “complete physicians”: doctors who excel in their knowledge of both the scientific and socioeconomic issues related to medicine. Wisconsin Health News

Medical Students, Resident in Nepal Volunteer Care for Earthquake Victims

May 6 - Nine MCW medical students and one resident in internal medicine studying in Nepal are safe after a deadly earthquake struck that nation last week. The medical students are in MCW’s Global Health Pathway. 620WTMJ and Milwaukee Journal

New regional campuses aim to alleviate physician shortage in Wisconsin

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

Nobel Laureate Dr. Robert Lefkowitz to receive honorary degree, speak at commencement May 15

Apr. 30 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) 102nd annual commencement exercises will be held May 15 at 3:30 p.m. at the Milwaukee Theatre. MCW’s Medical School and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences will award a total of 186 MD., 27 PhD, 36 MS, 4 MA, and 17 Master of Public Health degrees.

Mark Kashtan, fourth-year medical student, wins Houghton Award

Apr. 30 - Mark Kashtan, a student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), was honored with the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation’s prestigious 2015 Houghton Award on April 25 during the Wisconsin Medical Society’s annual meeting.

Dr. Muntz Discusses Opportunities to Practice High-Value, Cost-Conscious Care

Apr. 28 - Dr. Marty Muntz (Medicine – General Internal) authored a blog on how MCW’s internal medicine clerkship exposes medical students to opportunities to practice high-value, cost-conscious care. The post originally appeared in the Costs of Care Blog.

Matthew Bohr and Melanie Mercer, M1 students, win national geriatrics-research grant

Apr. 17 - Matthew Bohr and Melanie Mercer, first-year MCW medical students, have been selected to receive national Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) grants from the American Federation for Aging Research to perform summer research in geriatrics.

“Second Look Day” Provides Accepted Students with In-Depth View of MCW-Green Bay Campus

Apr. 16 - MCW-Green Bay hosted a “Second Look Day” in late March for 14 accepted students and their guests. Second Look Day provides those applicants who have received offers of admission with an in-depth view of the campus and the community. Waukesha Now

Medical Education Team Led by Dr. Muntz Wins National Award for Teaching High-Value Care

Apr. 16 - An MCW medical education team led by Dr. Martin Muntz (Medicine – General Internal) won a national award from the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation for its program aimed at teaching high-value care and stewardship to medical students, trainees and faculty. Wauwatosa Now

MCW-Central Wisconsin: HLC, LCME Accreditation Determinations Enable Recruitment to Begin

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

Latino Student Medical Association Named UCC’s University Volunteer Group of the Year

Apr. 14 - MCW’s Latino Student Medical Association was named the United Community Center’s (UCC) University Volunteer Group of the Year. Members of the Latino Student Medical Association provided assistance at UCC special events and fundraising events. Urban Milwaukee

UW-Green Bay Faculty and Students Express Enthusiasm over New MCW-Green Bay Campus

Apr. 13 - University of Wisconsin-Green Bay faculty members and students express enthusiasm about the opening of MCW-Green Bay. Ten UW-Green Bay faculty members will hold faculty appointments at MCW-Green Bay. UW-Green Bay

MCW medical education team wins national award for innovation in high-value care

Apr. 10 - A medical education team at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) won a national award from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation for its program aimed at teaching high-value care and stewardship to medical students, trainees and faculty.

MCW-Green Bay hosts “Second Look Day” for incoming students

Apr. 9 - Potential first-year medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s new campus in Green Bay (MCW-Green Bay) participated in a traditional medical school event known as “Second Look Day” in late March.

National Institutes of Health funds diversity summer research program at MCW

Apr. 8 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has received a five-year, $760,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to fund MCW’s Diversity Summer Health Research Program (DSHREP). The program aims to increase the number of underrepresented individuals pursuing careers in biomedical and health-related fields by offering students opportunities in stimulating, hands-on laboratory experiences supervised by MCW researchers.

MCW-Central Wisconsin receives accreditation approvals

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.

UW-Green Bay creates video on its collaboration with MCW-Green Bay

Apr. 3- The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has created a video highlighting the benefits of its collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The video is part of an article that elaborates on how both faculty and staff benefit from the collaboration.

Match Day Reveals Where Fourth-Year Medical Students Will Serve Residencies

Mar. 30 - Wauwatosa Now reports on Match Day results for MCW fourth-year medical students. Primary care fields attracted 39 percent of the soon-to-be MCW graduates. Twenty-seven percent of the MCW students will remain in Wisconsin for residency training. Biz Times

“Mock Medical School” Troubleshoots for High-Tech Difficulties

Mar. 25 - Dr. Matthew Hunsaker (MCW-Green Bay Campus Dean) told the Green Bay Press Gazette that 2,200 potential medical students have applied to MCW-Green Bay for the campus’s first class in July 2015. Dr. Hunsaker also said that a “mock medical school” was being conducted to test the technology at the school. Green Bay Press

“Match Day” reveals future plans for new doctors

Mar. 20 - Today, graduating medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and their peers nationwide, learned where they will be serving their post-graduate residency training.

Pharmacy school decision possible by May

Mar. 18 - The MCW Board of Trustees is likely to consider a proposal for a new pharmacy school at its May meeting. Milwaukee Business Journal

MCW-Green Bay attracts 2200 applicants

Mar. 18 - The new MCW-Green Bay campus received more than 2200 applications for its inaugural class of 25 medical students. Green Bay Press Gazette

Medical Education Team Wins National Honors for Teaching Value

Mar. 10 - A medical education team from MCW and teams from five other medical schools won this year’s Costs of Care and ABIM Foundation “Teaching Value and Choosing Wisely Challenge.” The MCW project assigned third-year medical students on their internal medicine clerkship to roles as "High Value Care Officers." Students were prepared using a series of short podcasts and an iPad-based Choosing Wisely checklist before being asked to initiate conversations with colleagues on opportunities for improvement.

Interest is High in New Regional Campuses

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

Dr. Petroll Discusses Medication that Prevents HIV Infection

Mar. 4 - In an article in Wisconsin Gazette, Dr. Andrew Petroll (Medicine – Infectious Disease; Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine – Center for AIDS Intervention Research) discusses the need to create greater awareness among physicians about pre-exposure prophylaxis, an anti-retroviral medication that protects patients against acquiring HIV infection. Wisconsin Gazette

Medical Student Authors Perspective on What It Means to be a Bone Marrow Donor Match

Mar. 4 - Jared Bozeman (M-3) authored a medical student perspective in the American College of Physicians’ newsletter on what it meant to him to be identified as a bone marrow donor match. American College of Physicians

Wisconsin Health News Event Features Drs. Hunsaker, Dodson

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

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