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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.

Class of ’80 Endowment helps fund online dissection video library for students at all three campuses

Mar. 23 - Medical students Douglas Pierce and Philip Biggs have created a series of 138 dissection videos to help make the MCW anatomy labs more efficient, and they made them available online so the videos would be accessible to students at MCW-Central Wisconsin and MCW-Green Bay.

MCW named the world’s top university with the best student-to-faculty ratio

Mar. 1 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been named the world’s top university with the best student-to-faculty ratio according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The rankings feature the top 100 universities with the best student-to-faculty ratios from 23 regions across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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

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